Historical Events in July 1790

  • Jul 9 Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.
  • Jul 12 French Revolution: The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is adopted, putting the Catholic Church in France under the control of the state
  • Jul 14 The Fête de la Fédération, attended by Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, is held across France on the first anniversary of the French Revolution
  • Jul 16 Congress declares the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States
  • Jul 26 US passes Assumption bill making US responsible for state debts
  • Jul 28 Henry James Pye appointed British Poet Laureate by King George III
  • Jul 31 1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process