Happy Ratification Day, January 14. On this day in 1784, the United States of America was established as a sovereign entity.
- A proclamation was issued by the Confederation Congress on April 11, 1783, “Declaring the cessation of arms” against Great Britain.
- Congress approved the preliminary articles of peace on April 15, 1783.
- The Treaty of Paris was ratified on January 14, 1784.