Throughout history, records of past events have been kept through the use of newspapers as they have served us as a primary source of information for hundreds of years. NewspaperArchive has utilized this to feature the most notable events that have occurred, including the events from the year 1780, such as the League of Armed Neutrality being formed between Denmark, Sweden, and Russia, the signing of the Comberland Compact in Tennessee by American settlers, the defeat of the British by the Continental Congress in the Battle of Springfield during the American Revolution, the abolishment of torture in regards to extracting confessions by Louis XVI of France, the beginning of the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 16, 1780
A Spanish fleet is defeated by Admiral Sir George Rodney and his British troops in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent during the American Revolution.
Denmark, Sweden, and Russia form the League of Armed Neutrality.
February 29, 1780
Benjamin Franklin establishes the Omicron Delta Omega co-ed fraternity.
March 26, 1780
The first publication of the British Gazette and Sunday Monitor takes place as the first Sunday newspaper in Britain.
April 16, 1780
The establishment of the University of Münster takes place in Germany.
May 12, 1780
British forces take Charleston, South Carolina during the American Revolution.
May 13, 1780
American settlers sign the Comberland Compact in the Cumberland Valley of Tennessee.
May 29, 1780
Surrendering American soldiers are killed by Colonel Banastre Tarleton and his loyalist in the Waxhaw Massacre.
June 2–7, 1780
A call for manhood suffrage and annual parliaments is made by the Duke Richmond but is rejected by the House of Lords, marking the beginning of the Gordon riots in London.
June 23, 1780
The British are defeated in New Jersey by the Continental Army in the Battle of Springfield during the American Revolution.
July 11, 1780
A reinforcement of French soldiers to the colonists arrives in Newport, Rhode Island during the American Revolution.
August 16, 1780
Heavy losses to the Patriot army are inflicted by British Troops in Camden, South Carolina in the Battle of Camden during the American Revolution.
August 24, 1780
Torture is abolished in regards to extracting confessions by Louis XVI of France.
September 21, 1780
Detailed plans of West Point are given to Major John André by Benedict Arnold.
October 2, 1780
The hanging of John André by American forces for being a British spy takes place in Tappan, New York.
October 7, 1780
Major Patrick Ferguson's Loyalists forces are annihilated by a Patriot militia at Kings Mountain, South Carolina in the Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolution.
October 10–16, 1780
The islands of Barbados, Martinique and Sint Eustatius are destroyed by the Great Hurricane.
December 16, 1780
The throne of Japan is taken by Emperor Kokaku.
December 20, 1780
The beginning of the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War takes place.