Historical Events in 1786

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  • Feb 13th Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia
  • Feb 24th Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

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May 1st Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • Jun 8th Commercially made icecream 1st advertised (Mr Hall, NYC)
  • Jun 10th A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
  • Jun 29th Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • Jul 29th 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette
  • Aug 2nd Utrechtse Vroedschap flees
  • Aug 8th US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
  • Aug 8th Jacques Balmat & Michel Paccard are 1st to climb to top of Mont Blanc
  • Aug 11th Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia
  • Aug 29th Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
  • Sep 4th -5] Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg
  • Sep 5th Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
  • Sep 11th Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce
  • Sep 24th African American slave and poet Jupiter Hammon makes his "Address to the Negroes of the State of New York" speech advocating emancipation at meeting of African Society in NY
  • Sep 26th Britain & France sign trade agreement
  • Oct 15th Earliest 32°F (0°C) recorded temp in NYC
  • Oct 20th Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US
  • Nov 7th The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
  • Nov 30th Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.
  • Dec 29th French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked