This Day in History

General George Washington Bids Farewell to His Officers

After leading the Continental Army to victory in the American Revolutionary War, General George Washington bid farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York City on December 4th, 1783, a poignant moment in American history.

The First Successful Ascent in a Hot Air Balloon

November 21st, 1783, witnessed the first successful ascent in a hot air balloon by French inventors Joseph-Michel and Jacques-√Čtienne Montgolfier. This groundbreaking event marked a new era in human exploration of the skies.

Treaty of Paris

The Treaty of Paris was signed, officially bringing an end to the American Revolutionary War and recognizing the United States as an independent nation.