Historical Events for Year 1787

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Jan 11th - Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
Jan 25th - Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass
Jan 28th - Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
Feb 2nd - Arthur St. Clair is elected the 9th President of the President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.
Feb 4th - 1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London
Feb 4th - Shays' Rebellion (of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers) fails
Feb 18th - Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor
Feb 28th - The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted.
Apr 12th - Philadelphia's Free African Society forms
Apr 16th - 1st American comedy, "The Contrast," made its debut in NYC
May 6th - 1st African American Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston
May 10th - British Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal
May 13th - Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay, Australia
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United StatesPage one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States May 14th - Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution
May 17th - English slave ship Sisters, en route from Africa to Cuba, capsizes killing hundreds
May 25th - Constitutional convention opens at Phila, George Washington presiding
May 29th - "Virginia Plan" proposed
Jun 12th - US Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old
Jun 20th - Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
Philosopher and Writer Marquis de SadePhilosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade Jul 2nd - Marquis de Sade shouts from Bastille that prisoners are being slaughtered
Jul 6th - French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax
Jul 6th - Orange troops occupy Area at Duurstede
Jul 13th - Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
Jul 13th - Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 pop
Jul 15th - Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes
Aug 2nd - Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc
Aug 6th - Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate
Aug 10th - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
Aug 16th - Turkey declares war on Russia (Russo-Turkish War 1787-92)
Aug 17th - Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
Aug 22nd - John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus MozartClassical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart Aug 24th - Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526
Sep 12th - American statesman George Mason suggests the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution modeled on previous state declarations, but the motion is defeated
Sep 13th - Prussian army moves into Netherlands
Sep 15th - -16] Utrecht patriots flee to Amsterdam
Sep 17th - Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem
Sep 17th - US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention
Sep 20th - Prince Willem V returns to Hague
Sep 27th - Constitution submitted to US states for ratification
Sep 28th - Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval
Sep 30th - 1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston
Oct 1st - Russians under Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
Oct 2nd - Maagden House opens in Amsterdam
American Statesman George MasonAmerican Statesman George Mason Oct 10th - Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army
Oct 17th - Boston blacks, petition legislature for equal school facilities
Oct 26th - "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of United States' Constitution
Oct 27th - Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers
Oct 29th - Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)
Nov 1st - First free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
Nov 18th - First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston
Nov 21st - Andrew Jackson admitted to the bar
Nov 30th - Spanish governor leaves the Philippines
Dec 6th - Laurens Pieter van de Speigel appointed Dutch pension advisor
Dec 7th - Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify the US constitution
Dec 12th - Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution
Dec 18th - New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify US constitution

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