Historical Events for Year 1790

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Jan 8th - 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address
Jan 11th - Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium
Jan 26th - Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna
Jan 30th - Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor
Feb 1st - Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
Feb 11th - Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery
Mar 1st - 1st US census authorized
Mar 4th - France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land.
Mar 13th - John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia
Mar 22nd - Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington
Mar 26th - US Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
Mar 27th - The modern shoelace (string and shoe holes) invented in England
Apr 3rd - Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard) created
3rd US President Thomas Jefferson3rd US President Thomas Jefferson Apr 10th - US Patent system forms
Apr 30th - Colonial troops occupy Bonni's marroon village
May 26th - Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
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 29th - Rhode Island becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying US Constitution
May 31st - US copyright law enacted
May 31st - Alferez Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Jun 9th - 1st book copyrighted under constitution, "Philadelphia Spelling Book"
Jul 9th - Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.
Jul 16th - US Congress establishes District of Columbia
Jul 26th - US passes Assumption bill making US responsible for state debts
Jul 31st - 1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process
Aug 2nd - 1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves) is conducted.
Aug 4th - US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service
Aug 9th - Robert Gray's Columbia Rediviva returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st American ship to circumnavigate the Globe
Aug 14th - Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Verela
Oct 23rd - Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed)
Oct 28th - New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
Nov 11th - Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China
Dec 2nd - Austrian army occupies Brussels
Dec 6th - The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dec 17th - Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City
Dec 20th - 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)
Dec 22nd - The supposedly impenetrable Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies during the Russo-Turkish War (1787–1792)

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