1783 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar).
February 3 - American Revolutionary War: Spain recognizes United States independence.
February 4 - American Revolutionary War: Great Britain formally declares that it will cease hostilities with the United States of America.
March 5 - Last celebration of Massacre Day .
May 18 - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada- First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown.
June 5 - The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière ( hot air balloon) in Annonay, France.
June 8 - The volcano Laki, in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills 9350 people and starts a seven-year famine. Eruption causes deaths of livestock when they eat contaminated grass and also widespread crop failure.
July 16 - Grants of land in Canada to American loyalists announced.
August 5 - Mount Asama erupts, causing turmoil in Edo period Japan.
September 3 - American Revolutionary War ends: Treaty of Paris - A treaty between the United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain is signed in Paris, ending the war.
November 2 - In Rocky Hill, New Jersey, US General George Washington gives his "Farewell Address to the Army".
November 21 - In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, marquis d'Arlandes , make the first untethered hot air balloon flight (flight time: 25 minutes, Maximum height: 5* miles).
November 25 - American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
December 4 - At Fraunces Tavern in New York City, US General George Washington formally bids his officers farewell.
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