1780 in History – What happened in year 1780

In history, year 1780 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1780.

Know what happened in 1780:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
10 OctoberOne of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record struck theCaribbean Sea, killing at least 22,000 people over the next severaldays.
16 January American Revolutionary War
19 MayA combination of thick smoke, fog, and heavy cloud cover causeddarkness to fall on parts of Canada and the New England area of theUnited States by noon.
23 JuneAmerican Revolutionary War-The Continental Army victory in theBattle of Springfield effectively put an end to British ambitions in NewJersey.
10 OctoberOne of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record struck theCaribbean Sea, killing at least 22,000 people over the next severaldays.
16 January American Revolutionary War-The British Royal Navy gained theirfirst major naval victory over their European enemies in the war whenthey defeated a Spanish squadron in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent(pictured).
23 SeptemberAmerican Revolutionary War-British officer John André was captured by Patriot forces, there by revealing a plot by Continental Army General Benedict Arnold to hand over West Point, New York.
29 MayAmerican Revolutionary War-A mainly Loyalist force rejectedthe Continental Army troops' surrender and continued killing the Patriotsoldiers, including men who were not resisting.
10 OctoberOne of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes on record struck theCaribbean Sea, killing at least 22,000 people over the next severaldays.
19 MayA combination of thick smoke, fog, and heavy cloud cover causeddarkness to fall on parts of Canada and the New England area of theUnited States by noon.
29 MayAmerican Revolutionary War-A mainly Loyalist force rejected the Continental Army troops' surrender at the Battle of Waxhaws and continued killing the Patriot soldiers, including men who were notresisting.
16 JanuaryAmerican Revolutionary War-The British Royal Navy gained theirfirst major naval victory over their European enemies in the war whenthey defeated a Spanish squadron in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent(pictured).
23 JuneAmerican Revolutionary War: The Continental Army victory in the Battle of Springfield effectively put an end to British ambitions in New Jersey.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1780:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 AprilEdward Hicks / Painter / United States of America
05 JulyFrançois Carlo Antommarchi / Physician / France
05 AprilBenjamin Greene / Business Man / United Kingdom
07 AprilWilliam Ellery Channing / Theologian / United States of America
10 OctoberJohn Abercrombie / Philosopher / Scotland
10 January Martin Lichtenstein / Physician / Germany
12 NovemberPiet Retief / Ruler / South Africa
13 DecemberJohann Wolfgang Döbereiner / Chemist / Germany
13 AprilAlexander Mitchell / Engineer / Ireland
14 January Henry Baldwin / Politician / United States of America
14 JuneHenry Salt / Historian / United Kingdom
17 March Thomas Chalmers / Economist / Scotland
20 OctoberPauline Bonaparte / Ruler / France
21 MayElizabeth Fry / Philanthropist / United Kingdom
22 NovemberJosé Cecilio del Valle / Journalist / Mexico
23 January Georgios Karaiskakis / General / Greece
26 DecemberMary Somerville / Mathematician / Scotland
29 AprilCharles Nodier / Author / France
29 MayHenri Braconnot / Chemist / France
29 AugustJean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres / Painter / France

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