Historical Events in October 1789

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Oct 2 George Washington transmits the proposed Constitutional amendments (The United States Bill of Rights) to the States for ratification

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Oct 3 Washington proclaims 1st national Thanksgiving Day on Nov 26
  • Oct 5 French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris
  • Oct 6 French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
  • Oct 15 1st presidental tour-George Washington in New England