Historical Events in July 1789

  • Jul 4 1st US tariff act signed by President Washington
  • Jul 6 French Revolution: the National Assembly forms a committee of thirty members to write a new constitution
  • Jul 9 French Revolution: the National Assembly renames itself the National Constituent Assembly

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Jul 11 French King Louis XVI dismisses finance minister Jacques Necker, sparking riots in Paris

Finance Minister Jacques Necker
Finance Minister
Jacques Necker
  • 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 16 French King Louis XVI reinstates Jacques Necker as finance minister following riots at his dismissal
  • Jul 27 US Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs now referred to as the State Department