< MDCCLXXXV = 1785 >
Events in 1785
|7 January:|| ||French inventor Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American scientist John Jeffries cross the Channel in a hydrogen balloon.|
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|9 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Dragon makes way for the Year of the Snake.|
|26 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|27 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|15 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|15 June:|| ||Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, French chemistry and physics teacher, pilot of the first balloon flight in 1783, dies at age 54 near Wimereux in the Pas-de-Calais when during an attempt to cross the Channel in windy weather his Rozière, a hybrid hot air and hydrogen balloon, suddenly deflates and crashes 450 m to the ground, making him and his companion, Pierre Romain, the first air crash fatalities.|
|27 June:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1199 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|27 July:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|14 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|3 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1785
Benjamin Franklin, Carlo Goldoni, Ruđer Bošković, 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, 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, Thomas Moore, Friedrich Fröbel and Simón Bolívar celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1785 was a common year starting on a Saturday, just like 1689, 1695, 1701, 1707, 1718, 1729, 1735, 1746, 1757, 1763 and 1774 in the century before it and 1791, 1803, 1814, 1825, 1831, 1842, 1853, 1859, 1870 and 1881 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?1785 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 28 March 2017.