1781 in History – What happened in year 1781

In history, year 1781 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 1781.

Know what happened in 1781:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
03 FebruaryAmerican Revolutionary War-British forces captured the Dutch island of Sint Eustatius with only two shots fired.
06 September American Revolutionary War-General Benedict Arnold led Britishforces to victory in the Battle of Groton Heights.
19 OctoberAmerican Revolutionary War-British forces led by LordCornwallis officially surrendered to Franco-American forces under GeorgeWashington, ending the Siege of Yorktown.
05 SeptemberAmerican Revolutionary War-French naval forces handed Britaina major strategic defeat in the Battle of the Chesapeake.
03 JuneAmerican Revolutionary War-Jack Jouett made a 'midnight ride'to warn Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of coming Britishcavalry who had been sent to capture them.
01 March The Articles of Confederation, the first governing constitutionof the United States, was ratified, legally uniting what were originallyseveral independent states into a new sovereign federation.
13 March German-born astronomer and composer William Herschel discoveredthe planet Uranus while in the garden of his house in Bath, Somerset,thinking it was a comet.
17 JanuaryAmerican Revolutionary War-American forces won a surprisingvictory over the British at the Battle of Cowpens, one of the mostpivotal battles of the war.
06 SeptemberAmerican Revolutionary War-General Benedict Arnold led British forces to victory in the Battle of Groton Heights.
17 January American Revolutionary War-American forces won a surprisingvictory over the British at the Battle of Cowpens, one of the mostpivotal battles of the war.
29 NovemberThe crew of the overcrowded British slave ship Zong killed 133African slaves by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.
19 OctoberAmerican Revolutionary War-British forces led by Lord Cornwallis officially surrendered to Franco-American forces under GeorgeWashington, ending the Siege of Yorktown.
04 SeptemberLos Angeles (downtown pictured) was founded as El Pueblo deNuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula by 44 Spanishsettlers.
06 SeptemberAmerican Revolutionary War-General Benedict Arnold led British forces to victory in the Battle of Groton Heights.
03 JuneAmerican Revolutionary War-Jack Jouett made a 'midnight ride'to warn Thomas Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of coming British cavalry who had been sent to capture them.
03 FebruaryAmerican Revolutionary War-British forces captured the Dutch island of Sint Eustatius with only two shots fired.
13 MarchGerman-born astronomer and composer William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus while in the garden of his house in Bath, Somerset, thinking it was a comet.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1781:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 SeptemberEugène de Beauharnais / Politician / France
04 March Rebecca Gratz / Educator / United States of America
05 OctoberBernard Bolzano / Mathematician / Czech Republic
05 JuneChristian Lobeck / Academic / Germany
05 SeptemberAnton Diabelli / Composer / Austria
06 February John Keane / Politician / Australia
06 JulyStamford Raffles / Politician / United Kingdom
06 SeptemberVincent Novello / Publisher / United Kingdom
09 February Johann Baptist von Spix / Biologist / Germany
13 March Karl Friedrich Schinkel / Painter / Germany
14 MayFriedrich Ludwig Georg von Raumer / Academic / Germany
17 February René Laennec / Physician / France
20 January Joseph Hormayr / Politician / Austria
20 NovemberKarl Friedrich Eichhorn / Captain / Germany
21 JuneSiméon Denis Poisson / Mathematician / France
23 NovemberTheodor Valentin Volkmar / Politician / Germany
27 JulyMauro Giuliani / Writer / Italy
27 March Alexander Vostokov / Academic / Russia
30 NovemberAlexander Berry / Surgeon / Scotland
30 January Adelbert von Chamisso / Poet / Germany

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1781:

YearName / Profession / Country
03 AprilSwaminarayan / Religious Leader / India

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