1783 events in history

Jan 20 The Kingdom of Great Britain signs a peace treaty with France and Spain, officially ending hostilities in the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence)
Feb 3 American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence
Feb 5 In Calabria a sequence of strong earthquakes begins
Feb 7 American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar
Mar 15 In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'état never takes place
Apr 15 Preliminary articles of peace ending the American Revolutionary War (or American War of Independence) are ratified
May 18 First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown (later called Saint John), New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States
May 26 A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut, celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution
Jun 4 The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon)
Jun 8 Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine
Jun 22 A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France
Jul 24 The Kingdom of Georgia and the Russian Empire sign the Treaty of Georgievsk
Jul 25 American Revolutionary War: The war's last action, the Siege of Cuddalore, is ended by a preliminary peace agreement
Aug 4 Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing about 1,400 people. The eruption causes a famine, which results in an additional 20,000 deaths
Aug 18 A huge fireball meteor is seen across Great Britain as it passes over the east coast
Sep 3 American Revolutionary War: The war ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain
Oct 15 The Montgolfier brothers' hot air balloon (tethered) makes the first human ascent, piloted by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier
Nov 3 John Austin, a highwayman, is the last person to be publicly hanged at London's Tyburn gallows
Nov 3 The American Continental Army is disbanded
Nov 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 36 is performed for the first time in Linz, Austria
Nov 21 In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight
Nov 25 American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris
Nov 29 A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey
Dec 4 At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, U.S. General George Washington bids farewell to his officers
Dec 23 George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland