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Years: 1786 1787 178817891790 1791 1792
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1789 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1789
Ab urbe condita 2542
Armenian calendar 1238
Assyrian calendar 6539
Bengali calendar 1196
Berber calendar 2739
British Regnal year 29 Geo. 3 – 30 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2333
Burmese calendar 1151
Byzantine calendar 7297–7298
Chinese calendar 戊申(Earth Monkey)
4485 or 4425
    — to —
己酉年 (Earth Rooster)
4486 or 4426
Coptic calendar 1505–1506
Discordian calendar 2955
Ethiopian calendar 1781–1782
Hebrew calendar 5549–5550
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1845–1846
 - Shaka Samvat 1711–1712
 - Kali Yuga 4890–4891
Holocene calendar 11789
Igbo calendar 789–790
Iranian calendar 1167–1168
Islamic calendar 1203–1204
Japanese calendar Tenmei 9 / Kansei 1
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4122
Minguo calendar 123 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2331–2332

1789 (MDCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (dominical letter D) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday (dominical letter G) of the Julian calendar, the 1789th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 789th year of the 2nd millennium, the 89th year of the 18th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1780s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1789 is 11 calendar days difference, which continued to be used from 1582 until the complete conversion of the Gregorian calendar was entirely done in 1929.



February 4: First President of the United States, George Washington, elected.


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Brigadier General René Edward De Russy

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Further reading

  • John Blair; J. Willoughby Rosse (1856). "1789". Blair's Chronological Tables. London: H.G. Bohn – via Hathi Trust.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Louis Heilprin (1885). "Chronological Table of Universal History". Historical Reference Book. New York: D. Appleton and Company – via Hathi Trust. 1789<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>