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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1788 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1788
Ab urbe condita 2541
Armenian calendar 1237
Assyrian calendar 6538
Balinese saka calendar 1709–1710
Bengali calendar 1195
Berber calendar 2738
British Regnal year 28 Geo. 3 – 29 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2332
Burmese calendar 1150
Byzantine calendar 7296–7297
Chinese calendar 丁未(Fire Goat)
4484 or 4424
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
4485 or 4425
Coptic calendar 1504–1505
Discordian calendar 2954
Ethiopian calendar 1780–1781
Hebrew calendar 5548–5549
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1844–1845
 - Shaka Samvat 1709–1710
 - Kali Yuga 4888–4889
Holocene calendar 11788
Igbo calendar 788–789
Iranian calendar 1166–1167
Islamic calendar 1202–1203
Japanese calendar Tenmei 8
Javanese calendar 1714–1715
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4121
Minguo calendar 124 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 320
Thai solar calendar 2330–2331
Tibetan calendar 阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
1914 or 1533 or 761
    — to —
(male Earth-Monkey)
1915 or 1534 or 762

1788 (MDCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Saturday (dominical letter BA) of the Julian calendar, the 1788th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 788th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 18th century, and the 9th year of the 1780s decade. As of the start of 1788, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.



March 21: Fire in New Orleans requires rebuilding Jackson Square area.



  • Annual British iron production reaches 68,000 tons.


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Further reading

  • John Blair; J. Willoughby Rosse (1856). "1788". Blair's Chronological Tables. London: H.G. Bohn – via Hathi Trust. 
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