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1789 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1789
Ab urbe condita2542
Armenian calendar1238
Assyrian calendar6539
Bengali calendar1196
Berber calendar2739
British Regnal year29 Geo. 3  30 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar2333
Burmese calendar1151
Byzantine calendar7297–7298
Chinese calendar戊申(Earth Monkey)
4485 or 4425
己酉年 (Earth Rooster)
4486 or 4426
Coptic calendar1505–1506
Discordian calendar2955
Ethiopian calendar1781–1782
Hebrew calendar5549–5550
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1845–1846
 - Shaka Samvat1710–1711
 - Kali Yuga4889–4890
Holocene calendar11789
Igbo calendar789–790
Iranian calendar1167–1168
Islamic calendar1203–1204
Japanese calendarTenmei 9 / Kansei 1
Javanese calendar1715–1716
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4122
Minguo calendar123 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar321
Thai solar calendar2331–2332
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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. As of the start of 1789, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1918.



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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