January 25 - The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791, splitting the old
province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.
March 3 - The United States Congress passes a resolution calling for the establishment of
the United States Mint (U.S. Mint not created until next year).
March 4 - Vermont is admitted as the 14th U.S. state.
May 3 - Constitution of third May the first written constitution in Europe, proclaimed by
Polish Sejm (Parliament).
July 14 - The Priestley Riots in Birmingham, England.
December 4 - The first issue of The Observer, the world's first Sunday newspaper, is
December 15 - The United States Bill of Rights is passed.Births
January 15 - Franz Grillparzer
, Austrian lyricist (&(+ 1872).
January 26 - Jan van den Houten
February 21 - John Mercer
, chemist and industrialist (+ 1866).
April 27 - Samuel Morse
, U.S. inventor.
May 3 - Marinus van den Houten
June 3 - Maatje van den Houten
December 26 - Charles Babbage
, English mathematician and inventor of computing machines.Michael Faraday
- English scientist.Baptized
February 10 - Maria de Greef
May 9 - Francis Hopkinson
, American author and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
July 26 - Dijmphna Mouw (Dimphna Mauw) (Dijmphna Mauw) (Dina Mouw)
(Dimpna Mauw) (Dimpna Mouw) (Dijmphne Mouw).
December 5 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Austrian composer.To my Homepage