1778 (MDCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1778th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 778th year of the 2nd millennium, the 78th year of the 18th century, and the 9th year of the 1770s decade. As of the start of 1778, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1778 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1778
Ab urbe condita2531
Armenian calendar1227
Assyrian calendar6528
Balinese saka calendar1699–1700
Bengali calendar1185
Berber calendar2728
British Regnal year18 Geo. 3 – 19 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar2322
Burmese calendar1140
Byzantine calendar7286–7287
Chinese calendar丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
4475 or 4268
    — to —
戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
4476 or 4269
Coptic calendar1494–1495
Discordian calendar2944
Ethiopian calendar1770–1771
Hebrew calendar5538–5539
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1834–1835
 - Shaka Samvat1699–1700
 - Kali Yuga4878–4879
Holocene calendar11778
Igbo calendar778–779
Iranian calendar1156–1157
Islamic calendar1191–1192
Japanese calendarAn'ei 7
Javanese calendar1703–1704
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4111
Minguo calendar134 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar310
Thai solar calendar2320–2321
Tibetan calendar阴火鸡年
(female Fire-Rooster)
1904 or 1523 or 751
    — to —
(male Earth-Dog)
1905 or 1524 or 752
June 28: Battle of Monmouth

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January–March edit

April–June edit

July–September edit

October–December edit

  • October 12 – The Continental Congress advises the 13 member states to suppress "theatrical entertainments, horse-racing, gaming, and such other diversions as are productive of idleness, dissipation, and general depravity of principles and manners."[1]
November 26: Captain Cook lands on Maui.

Undated edit

Births edit

January–April edit

Thomas Lincoln
José de San Martín
William Hazlitt

May–August edit

Harry Croswell
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn
Bernardo O'Higgins

September–December edit

Clemens Brentano
Giovanni Battista Belzoni
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
Humphry Davy
Joseph Grimaldi

Undated edit

Deaths edit

Carl Linnaeus
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

References edit

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