|Covid-19|Sixth Confederation Congress (January 11, 1785 – November 4, 1785, New York, New York), Seventh Confederation Congress (November 7, 1785 – November 3, 1786, New York)
President of the Confederation Congress: Richard Henry Lee (until November 4, 1785), John Hancock (starting November 23, 1785)
January 7 – Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries travel from Dover, England to Calais, France in a hydrogen gas balloon, becoming the first to cross the English Channel by air.
January 11 – The Confederation Congress reconvenes in New York City having previously convened in Trenton, New Jersey.
January 21 – The Treaty of Fort McIntosh is signed between the United States government and representatives of the Wyandotte, Delaware, Chippewa and Ottawa nations of Native Americans.
January 27 – The University of Georgia is founded by Abraham Baldwin in Athens, Georgia.
March 28 – Delegates from Virginia and Maryland meet at the Mount Vernon Conference to deal with issues regarding use of the Pocomoke and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. A suggestion to expand the interstate negotiations eventually leads to the Annapolis Convention (1786).
May 20 – The Land Ordinance of 1785 is adopted by the United States Congress to raise money by selling land acquired from the Treaty of Paris.
June 1 – John Adams, the first American ambassador to Great Britain, has his first meeting with King George III at the Court of St. James's.
July 6 – The dollar is unanimously chosen as the money unit for the United States (the first time a nation has adopted a decimal coinage system).
September 10 – The Treaty of Amity and Commerce (Prussia-USA) between the Kingdom of Prussia and the United States of America is signed, promoting free trade and demanding the unconditionally humane custody for war prisoner, a novelty at the time.
November 28 – The Treaty of Hopewell is signed between the United States of America and the Cherokee Nation.
The North Carolina General Assembly incorporates Lincolnton, North Carolina (named for American General Benjamin Lincoln) as the new county seat for Lincoln County.
Articles of Confederation in effect (1781–1788)
Northwest Indian War (1785–1795)
June 24 – Alexander Porter, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1833 till 1837, born in County Donegal, Ireland. (died 1844)
September 1 – Philip Allen, United States Senator from Rhode Island from 1853 till 1859. (died 1865)
September 11 – Presley Spruance, United States Senator from Delaware from 1847 till 1853. (died 1863)
December 23 – Alfred Cuthbert, United States Senator from Georgia from 1835 till 1843. (died 1856)
Date Unknown – Gabriel Moore, United States Senator from Alabama from 1831 till 1837. (died 1845)
August 17 – Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of the Colony and the state of Connecticut (b. 1710)
November 28 – William Whipple, signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence, representative of New Hampshire (b. 1730)
1785 in the United States Wikipedia
Events from the year 1785 in the United States.