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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1785 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1785
Ab urbe condita2538
Armenian calendar1234
Assyrian calendar6535
Balinese saka calendar1706–1707
Bengali calendar1192
Berber calendar2735
British Regnal year25 Geo. 3 – 26 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar2329
Burmese calendar1147
Byzantine calendar7293–7294
Chinese calendar甲辰年 (Wood Dragon)
4482 or 4275
    — to —
乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
4483 or 4276
Coptic calendar1501–1502
Discordian calendar2951
Ethiopian calendar1777–1778
Hebrew calendar5545–5546
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1841–1842
 - Shaka Samvat1706–1707
 - Kali Yuga4885–4886
Holocene calendar11785
Igbo calendar785–786
Iranian calendar1163–1164
Islamic calendar1199–1200
Japanese calendarTenmei 5
Javanese calendar1711–1712
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4118
Minguo calendar127 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar317
Thai solar calendar2327–2328
Tibetan calendar阳木龙年
(male Wood-Dragon)
1911 or 1530 or 758
    — to —
(female Wood-Snake)
1912 or 1531 or 759
January 7: Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries travel from Dover to Calais in a gas balloon

1785 (MDCCLXXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1785th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 785th year of the 2nd millennium, the 85th year of the 18th century, and the 6th year of the 1780s decade. As of the start of 1785, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.






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  • Charles Adams, John Adams’ son and John Quincy Adams's brother enters Harvard in August, at age 15. A few months later, he starts to drink often and would get into trouble, and was almost expelled from Harvard when he was caught running naked through the Campus while drunk with other boys.


Jacob Grimm
John James Audubon
Oliver Hazard Perry


Baldassare Galuppi
Kitty Clive


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