Historical Events for Year 1782
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Jan 7th - 1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
Feb 4th - British garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet
Feb 5th - Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from British
Feb 13th - French fleet occupies St Christopher
Feb 21st - US congress resolves establishment of a US mint
Mar 8th - Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians
Mar 27th - Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Apr 6th - Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d'état.
Apr 12th - Battle at Les Saintes West-Indies: British fleet beats French
Apr 19th - John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.
Jun 20th - Congress approves Great Seal of US & eagle as it's symbol
Jul 1st - American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Jul 6th - British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India)
Jul 16th - Mozart's opera "Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail," premieres in Vienna
First US President George Washington Aug 2nd - George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction
Aug 7th - George Washington first creates Purple Heart medal (original name Badge of Military Merit) as commander of the Continental Army
Aug 14th - Suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies
Sep 16th - Great Seal of US used for 1st time
Nov 30th - Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence
Dec 14th - Charleston, SC evacuated by British
Dec 29th - 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston