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.
2nd US President John Adams 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
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
First US President George Washington 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