January 25 - The London Corresponding Society is founded.
February 20 - The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office
Department, is signed by President George Washington
April 2 - The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
April 5 - United States President George Washington vetos a bill designed to apportion
representatives among U.S. states. This is the first time the presidential veto has been
used in the United States.
April 21 - "Tiradentes," Minas Conspiracy leader in Brazil, is executed in Rio de Janeiro.
April 25 - Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.
May 11 - Captain Robert Gray becomes the first white man to discover the Columbia River.
May 17 - Buttonwood Agreement is signed, beginnings of New York Stock Exchange.
June 1 - Kentucky is admitted as the 15th U.S. state.
October 12 - First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York.
October 13 - In Washington, DC, the cornerstone of the United States Executive
Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
French revolution comes to an end, monarchy is abolished and French Republic is
declared on sept 22; Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composes La Marseillaise aka
"Marche pour les armées du Rhin".
Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, last emperor, takes office.
Treaty of Jassy ends Russian war with Ottoman Empire over Crimea.
Russia invades Poland: War in defence of the consitution.
Swedish king Gustav III is assassinated at a masked ball at the Stockholm opera
house, is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf
King John VI
takes over from his insane mother in Portugal.George Washington
is re-elected as president of the United States.
Tipu Sultan invades Kerala in India, but is repulsed.George Vancouver
explores Puget Sound, becomes first European to see Mount Rainier.Franz Xaver
, Baron Von Zach, an astronomer, publishes "The Tables of the Sun", an
essential early work for navigation.Claude Chappe
successfully demonstrates the first semaphore line, between Paris and Lille.William Murdoch
invents gas lighting.George Anschutz
constructs first blast furnace in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Thomas Holcroft
produces the play Road to Ruin in London.Barthelemy Catherine Joubert
, later general, becomes sub-lieutenant.Johann Georg Albrechtberger
becomes Kapellmeister in Vienna.
State Street Corporation is founded.Births
January 12 - Johann Arfvedson
, Swedish chemist (+ 1841).
February 10 - Captain Frederick Marryat
, British author (+ 1848).
February 17 - Karl Ernst von Baer
February 29 - Gioacchino Rossini
, Italian composer.
March 3 - Johann Karl Ludwig Gieseler
, German church historian (+ 1854).
March 7 - John Herschel
, mathematician, astronomer (+ 1871).
March 19 - Aart van den Houten
April 23 - John Thomas Romney Robinson
, Irish astronomer, physicist (+ 1882).
April 25 - Willem ten Haaf
May 13 - Pope Pius IX
May 26 - Antoinette van Haperen
July 10 - George M. Dallas
, American senator, vice-president.
July 13 - Catherina van den Houten
June 21 - Ferdinand Christian Baur
, theologian (+ 1860).
August 4 - Percy Bysshe Shelley
, British poet.
August 13 - Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
, Queen-Consort of King William IV of the
August 18 - Lord John Russell
, British prime minister.
September 26 - William Hobson
, first governor of New Zealand (+ 1842).
November 11 - Mary Anne Evans
, wife of Benjamin Disraeli.
November 28 - Victor Cousin
, French philosopher (+ 1867).
December 1 - Nikolai Ivanovich Lobachevsky
, Russian mathematician.
December 6 - William II
of the Netherlands (+ 1849).
December 28 - Josina Prinsse
, Italian musician, composer.Gaspard-Gustave Coriolis
, French engineer, scientist.John Keble
, British poet, professor (+ 1866).John Linnell
, British painter (+ 1873).William Henry Smith
, British businessman.Karl Gottlob Zumpt
February 12 - Willem van den Houten
December 1 - Dimpna de Greef
February 23 - Sir Joshua Reynolds
, British painter
March 1 - Leopold II
, Holy Roman Emperor.
March 3 - Robert Adam
, British architect * 1728.
March 29 - King Gustav III
of Sweden dies after having been shot by an assassin on
April 23 - Karl Friedrich Bahrdt
, German theologian, adventurer.
May 9 - Jan van den Houten
June 4 - John Burgoyne
, British general.
July 3 - Ferdinand
, Duke of Brunswick.
July 18 - John Paul Jones
, American naval captain.
September 8 - Charles d'Abancourt
, French statesman, killed.
October 7 - George Mason
, U.S. Patriot, "Father of the Bill of Rights".
December 15 - Joseph Martin Kraus
December 21 - Adriana Jacoba van den Houten
.Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab
, Wahhabi preacher.To my Homepage