Historical Events in December 1791

  • Dec 4 Britain's Observer, oldest Sunday newspaper in the world, first published
  • Dec 12 Bank of North America opens at Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia
  • Dec 15 1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania
  • Dec 15 US Bill of Rights ratified when Virginia gives its approval. Becomes amendments 1-10 of the US constitution
  • Dec 17 NYC traffic regulation creates 1st 1-way street