February 3 » Spain–United States relations are first established.
April 18 » Three-Fifths Compromise: the first instance of black slaves in the United States of America being counted as three fifths of persons (for the purpose of taxation), in a resolution of the Congress of the Confederation. This was later adopted in the 1787 Constitution.
July 25 » American Revolutionary War: The war's last action, the Siege of Cuddalore, is ended by a preliminary peace agreement.
August 4 » Mount Asama erupts in Japan, killing about 1,400 people. The eruption causes a famine, which results in an additional 20,000 deaths.
August 18 » A huge fireball meteor is seen across Great Britain as it passes over the east coast.
December 23 » George Washington resigns as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.
Weather September 21, 1783
The temperature on September 21, 1783 was about 14.0 °C. Wind direction mainly south-southwest. Weather type: zeer betrokken.
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