< MDCCLXXXII = 1782 >
Events in 1782
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|12 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ox makes room for the Year of the Tiger.|
|8 March:|| ||Daniel Bernoulli, Dutch-born Swiss mathematician, dies in Basel at age 82.|
|14 March:|| ||James Watt patents “new improvements upon steam engines—expansive and double acting”.|
|28 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|31 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|6 April:|| ||Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke is coronated as king Rama I of Siam.|
|7 April:|| ||Taksin, governor who liberated Siam from Burmese occupation after the fall of Ayutthaya in 1767 to become the only king of the Thonburi Kingdom and then lose his mind, is sealed in a velvet bag and beaten to death with a scented sandalwood club at age 47.|
|21 April:|| ||Bangkok is founded as the capital of king Rama I in Thailand.|
|21 April:|| ||Friedrich Fröbel, German pedagogue at the foundation of modern education, is born in Oberweißbach.|
|28 April:|| ||James Watt patents “new improvements upon steam engines—three bar motion and steam carriage”.|
|19 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|30 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1196 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|29 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|18 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|5 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|14 December:|| ||The first test flight of the first balloon by the Montgolfier brothers ends in destruction of the 3 metres high device at the indiscretion of passersby after landing out of control 2 km from its launch point.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1782
Benjamin Franklin, Leonhard Euler, Carlo Goldoni, Ruđer Bošković, Denis Diderot, Adam Smith, John Smeaton, Immanuel Kant, Catherine the Great, Josiah Wedgwood, Charles Messier, George Washington, Joseph Haydn, James Watt, Rama I, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Edward Gibbon, John Hancock, William Herschel, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Thomas Jefferson, Antoine Lavoisier, Eise Eisinga, Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Johann Christian Fabricius, Alessandro Volta, Jacques Charles, Giuseppe Piazzi, Francisco Goya, Jacques-Louis David, Edward Jenner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, James Madison, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Louis XVI, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, Marie Antoinette, Ernst Chladni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gilbert du Motier, William Blake, Maximilien Robespierre, Horatio Nelson, Friedrich Schiller, Robert Burns, Luigi Cherubini, Marie Tussaud, Joseph Niépce, Robert Fulton, Francis II, Muhammad Ali, Napoleon Bonaparte, André-Jacques Garnerin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Richard Trevithick, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Clemens von Metternich, Francis Beaufort, André-Marie Ampère, Carl Friedrich Gauss and Thomas Moore celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1782 was a common year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1686, 1697, 1709, 1715, 1726, 1737, 1743, 1754, 1765 and 1771 in the century before it and 1793, 1799, 1805, 1811, 1822, 1833, 1839, 1850, 1861, 1867 and 1878 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1782 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 14 December 2017.