1778 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1778
Ab urbe condita 2531
Armenian calendar 1227
Assyrian calendar 6528
Balinese saka calendar 1699–1700
Bengali calendar 1185
Berber calendar 2728
British Regnal year 18 Geo. 3 – 19 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2322
Burmese calendar 1140
Byzantine calendar 7286–7287
Chinese calendar 丁酉(Fire Rooster)
4474 or 4414
    — to —
戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
4475 or 4415
Coptic calendar 1494–1495
Discordian calendar 2944
Ethiopian calendar 1770–1771
Hebrew calendar 5538–5539
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1834–1835
 - Shaka Samvat 1699–1700
 - Kali Yuga 4878–4879
Holocene calendar 11778
Igbo calendar 778–779
Iranian calendar 1156–1157
Islamic calendar 1191–1192
Japanese calendar An'ei 7
Javanese calendar 1703–1704
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4111
Minguo calendar 134 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 310
Thai solar calendar 2320–2321
Tibetan calendar 阴火鸡年
(female Fire-Rooster)
1904 or 1523 or 751
    — to —
(male Earth-Dog)
1905 or 1524 or 752

1778 (MDCCLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1778th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 778th year of the 2nd millennium, the 78th year of the 18th century, and the 9th year of the 1770s decade. As of the start of 1778, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.






  • October 12 – The Continental Congress advises the 13 member states to suppress "theatrical entertainments, horse-racing, gaming, and such other diversions as are productive of idleness, dissipation, and general depravity of principles and manners."[1]





Friedrich Ludwig Jahn





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