Historical Events in July 1789

  • Jul 4 1st US tariff act signed by President Washington
  • Jul 14 Bastille Day - the French Revolution begins with the fall of the Bastille Prison
  • Jul 15 Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
  • Jul 27 US Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs now referred to as the State Department