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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1784 AD

January

January 6: Turkey and Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
January 7: 1st U.S. seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
January 14: Revolutionary War ends; Congress ratifies Treaty of Paris
January 26: Ben Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America's symbol

February

February 22: 1st U.S. ship to trade with China, "Empress of China," sails from New York
February 28: John Wesley charters Methodist Church
February 29: Marquis de Sade transferred from Vincennes fortress to the Bastille

March

March 1: E Kidner opens 1st cooking school, in Great Britain

April

April 15: 1st balloon flight in Ireland
April 29: Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)

May

May 8: Only known deaths by hailstones in U.S. in Winnsborough, South Carolina
May 11: England and Tippu Sahib van Mysore sign peace treaty
May 20: England and Netherlands signs peace treaty (Peace of Paris)
May 22: Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy
May 25: Jews are expelled from Warsaw by Marshall Mniszek

June

June 4: Mme Thible becomes 1st woman to fly, in a balloon
June 9: John Carroll appointed supervisor of U.S. Catholic Missions
June 23: 1st U.S. balloon flight, 13 year old Edward Warren

August

August 13: English parliament accept India Act
August 23: Eastern Tennessee settlers declare their area an independent state and name it Franklin; a year later the Continental Congress rejects it

September

September 21: 1st daily newspaper in America (Penns Packet and General Advertiser)
September 21: Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser 1st success U.S. daily newspaper
September 22: Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, AK

November

November 1: Maryland grants citizenship to Lafayette and his descendents

December

December 21: John Jay becomes 1st U.S. Secretary of State
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