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1780 was 91 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham.




In 1780, the Revolutionary War continued. The Great Hurricane flattened the islands of Barbados, Martinique and St. Eustatius, killing 22,000. Emperor Kōkaku acceded to the throne of Japan.

Notable births in 1780 included humanitarian Elizabeth Fry, physician François Carlo Antommarchi, painter Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, and mathematician Mary Somerville. Notable deaths included jurist William Blackstone, philosopher Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, American general Enoch Poor, and Empress Maria Theresa of Austria.

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