February 11 - 1st session of US Senate open to the public.
March 14 - Eli Whitney
is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
March 27 - The United States Government established a permanent United States Navy
and authorized the building of six vessels (in 1797 the first three frigates, USS United
States, USS Constellation and USS Constitution went into service).
May 8 - French chemist Antoine Lavoisier is executed by guillotine.
May 28-June 1 - The Glorious First of June (Battle of Ushant), naval battle between
British and French.
July 27 - French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the
execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution."
July 28 - Maximilien Robespierre is guillotined in front of a cheering crowd, for sending
thousands of others to a similar fate during the French Revolution.
August 7 - Whiskey Rebellion begins: Farmers in the Monongahela Valley of Pennsylvania
rebel against the federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks.
August 20 - Battle of Fallen Timbers - American troops force a confederacy of Shawnee,
Mingo, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa and Pottawatomie warriors into a
October - Fort Wayne founded in what is now the U.S. state of Indiana.
November 19 - The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty,
which attempts to clear up some of the lingering problems left over from the American
April 10 - Matthew Perry
, American Commodore.
May 8 - Jacomijntje Grinwis
May 17 - Anna Brownell Jameson
, British writer (+ 1860).
May 27 - Cornelius Vanderbilt
July 5 - Sylvester Graham
, inventor of Graham cracker (+ 1851).
August 24 - Jannetje van den Houten
July 20 - Klasina van den Houten
August 6 - Digmannus van den Houten
January 16 - Edward Gibbon
March 28 - Marquis de Condorcet
, mathematician, philosopher, and political scientist.
April 27 - Sir William Jones
, British philologist and discoverer of the Indo-European
May 8 - Antoine Lavoisier
, French chemist and father of modern chemistry.
July 28 - Maximilian Robespierre
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