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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1789 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1789
Ab urbe condita 2542
Armenian calendar 1238
Assyrian calendar 6539
Balinese saka calendar 1710–1711
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
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 1710–1711
 - Kali Yuga 4889–4890
Holocene calendar 11789
Igbo calendar 789–790
Iranian calendar 1167–1168
Islamic calendar 1203–1204
Japanese calendar Tenmei 9 / Kansei 1
Javanese calendar 1715–1716
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4122
Minguo calendar 123 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 321
Thai solar calendar 2331–2332
Tibetan calendar 阳土猴年
(male Earth-Monkey)
1915 or 1534 or 762
(female Earth-Rooster)
1916 or 1535 or 763
April 28: Mutiny on the Bounty. Mutiny HMS Bounty.jpg
April 28: Mutiny on the Bounty.

1789 ( MDCCLXXXIX ) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar  and a common year starting on Monday 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. As of the start of 1789, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.




April 30: First President of the United States, George Washington, elected. Washington's Inauguration.jpg
April 30: First President of the United States, George Washington, elected.



July 14: Storming of the Bastille Prise de la Bastille.jpg
July 14: Storming of the Bastille


Date unknown


René Edward De Russy Brigadier General René Edward De Russy.jpg
René Edward De Russy
Georg Ohm Georg Simon Ohm3.jpg
Georg Ohm
Catharine Sedgwick Catherine Sedgwick (crop).png
Catharine Sedgwick


Frances Brooke Frances Moore Brooke (1724-1789) by Read.jpg
Frances Brooke
Petrus Camper Petrus Camper.jpg
Petrus Camper
Silas Deane Silas Deane - Du Simitier and B.L. Prevost.jpg
Silas Deane


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