Historical Events in 1790

  • Tuesday 1
  • Wednesday 2
  • Thursday 3
  • Friday 4
  • Saturday 5
  • Sunday 6
  • Monday 7
  • Tuesday 8
  • Wednesday 9
  • Thursday 10
  • Friday 11
  • Saturday 12
  • Sunday 13
  • Monday 14
  • Tuesday 15
  • Wednesday 16
  • Thursday 17
  • Friday 18
  • Saturday 19
  • Sunday 20
  • Monday 21
  • Tuesday 22
  • Wednesday 23
  • Thursday 24
  • Friday 25
  • Saturday 26
  • Sunday 27
  • Monday 28
  • Tuesday 29
  • Wednesday 30

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8th 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jan 11th Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Jan 26th Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • Jan 30th Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor
  • Feb 1st US 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Mar 22nd Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
  • 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
  • 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

Person-of-interestConstitution 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)