Historical Events in 1786

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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

May 1 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 8 Commercially made icecream 1st advertised (Mr Hall, NYC)
  • Jun 10 A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China
  • Jun 29 Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • Jul 29 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette
  • Aug 2 Utrechtse Vroedschap flees
  • Aug 8 US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
  • Aug 8 Jacques Balmat & Michel Paccard are 1st to climb to top of Mont Blanc
  • Aug 11 Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia
  • Aug 29 Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
  • Sep 4 -5] Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg
  • Sep 5 Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
  • Sep 11 Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce
  • Sep 24 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 26 Britain & France sign trade agreement
  • Oct 15 Earliest 32°F (0°C) recorded temp in NYC
  • Oct 20 Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US
  • Nov 7 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopold II promulgates a penal reform, making his the 1st state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 commemorated as Cities for Life Day.

Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II
Holy Roman Emperor
Leopold II
  • Dec 29 French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked