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This article is about the year 1783. For the number, see 1783 (number).
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1783 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1783
Ab urbe condita 2536
Armenian calendar 1232
Assyrian calendar 6533
Bengali calendar 1190
Berber calendar 2733
British Regnal year 23 Geo. 3 – 24 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2327
Burmese calendar 1145
Byzantine calendar 7291–7292
Chinese calendar 壬寅(Water Tiger)
4479 or 4419
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
4480 or 4420
Coptic calendar 1499–1500
Discordian calendar 2949
Ethiopian calendar 1775–1776
Hebrew calendar 5543–5544
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1839–1840
 - Shaka Samvat 1704–1705
 - Kali Yuga 4883–4884
Holocene calendar 11783
Igbo calendar 783–784
Iranian calendar 1161–1162
Islamic calendar 1197–1198
Japanese calendar Tenmei 3
Javanese calendar 1708–1710
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4116
Minguo calendar 129 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 315
Thai solar calendar 2325–2326

1783 (MDCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter E) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday (dominical letter A) of the Julian calendar, the 1783rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 783rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 18th century, and the 4th year of the 1780s decade. As of the start of 1783, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1918.



The first manned hot-air balloon, designed by the Montgolfier brothers, takes off from the Bois de Boulogne, on November 21, 1783


The first manned hydrogen balloon La Charlière on its first flight on December 1, 1783, piloted by Prof. Jacques Charles with Nicolas-Louis Robert.
General George Washington resigning his commission on December 23, 1783


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  3. ^ Fleming, Thomas. "The Most Important Moment in American History". History News Network. Retrieved 2016-05-17. 
  4. ^ Brookhiser (1996, p. 103)

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