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1782John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.

1782George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction

1782 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 7
1st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia 
Feb 4
British garrison surrenders to French & Spanish fleet 
Feb 5
Spanish take Minorca (western Mediterranean) from British 
Feb 13
French fleet occupies St Christopher 
Feb 21
US congress resolves establishment of a US mint 
Mar 8
Gnadenhutten Massacre - Ohio militia kills 90 indians 
Mar 27
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 
Apr 6
Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d'état. 
Apr 12
Battle at Les Saintes West-Indies: British fleet beats French 
Apr 19
John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy. 
Jun 20
Congress approves Great Seal of US & eagle as it's symbol 
Jul 1
American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. 
Jul 6
British-French sea battle at Negapatam (off India) 
Jul 16
Mozart's opera "Das Entfuhrung aus dem Serail," premieres in Vienna 
Aug 2
George Washington creates Honorary Badge of Distinction 
Aug 7
George Washington first creates Purple Heart medal (original name Badge of Military Merit) as commander of the Continental Army 
Aug 14
Suriname forbids selling slave mothers without their babies 
Sep 16
Great Seal of US used for 1st time 
Nov 30
Britain signs agreement recognizing US independence 
Dec 14
Charleston, SC evacuated by British 
Dec 29
1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston 
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