1782 events in history

Jan 7 The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens
Jan 11 American Revolutionary War: French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts
Jan 15 Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris goes before the U.S. Congress to recommend establishment of a national mint and decimal coinage
Feb 5 Spanish defeat British forces and capture Minorca
Feb 27 American Revolutionary War: The House of Commons of Great Britain votes against further war in America
Mar 8 Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians
Mar 14 Battle of Wuchale: Emperor Tekle Giyorgis pacifies a group of Oromo near Wuchale
Mar 16 American Revolutionary War: Spanish troops capture the British-held island of Roatán
Mar 27 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Apr 6 King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (Rama I) of Siam (modern day Thailand) founded the Chakri dynasty
Apr 9 American War of Independence: Battle of the Saintes begins
Apr 19 John Adams secures the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy
Apr 21 The city of Rattanakosin, now known internationally as Bangkok, is founded on the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River by King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke
May 6 Construction begins on the Grand Palace, the royal residence of the King of Siam in Bangkok, at the command of King Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke
Jun 20 The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States
Jul 1 Raid on Lunenburg: American privateers attack the British settlement of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Jul 16 First performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Aug 7 George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart
Aug 19 American Revolutionary War: Battle of Blue Licks: The last major engagement of the war, almost ten months after the surrender of the British commander Charles Cornwallis following the Siege of Yorktown
Sep 13 American Revolutionary War: Franco-Spanish troops launch the unsuccessful "grand assault" during the Great Siege of Gibraltar
Nov 30 American Revolutionary War: Treaty of Paris – In Paris, representatives from the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign preliminary peace articles (later formalized as the 1783 Treaty of Paris)
Dec 14 The Montgolfier brothers' first balloon lifts off on its first test flight