1785

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July 5, 2022

1785 was a simple year.

Events

January

January 27 — The University of Georgia, the first state university in the US, is founded.

February

March

April

May

June

June 23 — The Turkish army of Skadar vizier Mahmud Pasha Bušatlija entered Cetinje and destroyed the Cetinje monastery for the third time.

July

August

August 14 — The first Russian colony was founded on Kodiak Island near Alaska.

September

October

November

December

Births

January

January 4 - Jacob Grimm, German writer. (†1863)

March

March 27 — Louis XVII, formal French king. (†1795)

July

July 20 — Mahmud II, Sultan of Turkey. (†1839) July 20 — Josif Rajačić, Metropolitan of Karlovy Vary and Serbian Patriarch. (†1861)

December

unknown date - Jovan Mićić, Zlatibor hajduk and insurgent. (†1844)

Death

January

January 19 — Zaharije Orfelin, Serbian poet, painter and historian. (*1726)

February

February 25 — Pavle Julinac, Serbian historian and writer (*1731 or 1732)

December

unknown date - Rade Andrović, the hero of Paštrov.

Days of Remembrance

January 7 — John Jeffreys and Jean-Pierre Blanchard are the first to fly across the English Channel in a hot-air balloon.

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