Historical Events for Year 1794
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Jan 11th - Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties.
Jan 13th - Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes
Jan 14th - Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom, Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation in the US on his wife
Feb 4th - French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery
Feb 10th - Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E premieres
Feb 11th - 1st session of US Senate open to the public
Feb 14th - 1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila
Feb 26th - Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down.
Feb 28th - US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin
Mar 3rd - 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D
Mar 3rd - Richard Allen founded African Methodist Episcopal Church
Mar 12th - Theatre Royal in London's Dury Lane opens after being rebuilt
Mar 14th - Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing cotton industry in the southern US states
Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney Mar 22nd - Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
Mar 23rd - Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine
Mar 23rd - Lt-general Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland
Mar 27th - The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates.
Mar 27th - Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact.
Mar 28th - Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
Mar 28th - Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau.
Apr 21st - NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British
Apr 30th - The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union.
May 6th - Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France
May 17th - Hard frost in southern New England
May 18th - 2nd battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)
Jun 1st - Glorious First of June; first naval battle between Britain (under Admiral Lord Howe) and France (Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse) during French Revolutionary Wars. Britain gains tactical win.
Jun 4th - Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers
Jun 5th - US Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
Jun 10th - Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia forms
Jun 10th - France revolutionary regime begins trials
Jun 16th - 1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)
Empress of Russia Catherine the Great Jun 23rd - Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great) grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev
Jun 24th - Bowdoin College is founded in Maine, USA
Jun 25th - French troops occupy Charleroi
Jun 26th - Battle of Fleurus; major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon
Jun 30th - Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio
Jul 2nd - 2nd Battle of Seneffe: France-Austria
Jul 13th - Battle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria
Jul 17th - Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church
Jul 27th - Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris
Jul 28th - French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris
Jul 29th - African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated
Jul 31st - All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem
Aug 1st - Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania
Aug 8th - Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska.
Aug 16th - Hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna
Aug 20th - Gen "Mad Anthony" Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers, Ohio
Aug 26th - French troops occupy Lock
Sep 27th - French troops conquer Crèvecoeur
Oct 9th - French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
Oct 29th - French troops occupies Venlo
Oct 31st - John Dalton's first lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society
Nov 3rd - French troops conquer Maastricht
Nov 7th - French troops conquer Nijmegen
Nov 9th - Russian troops occupy Warsaw
Nov 19th - Jakobin Club forms in Paris
Nov 19th - Jay Treaty, first US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain
Nov 21st - Honolulu Harbor discovered
Nov 22nd - Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards
Dec 8th - 1st issue of Herald of Rutland, VT published
Dec 15th - Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France
Dec 30th - French troops conquer Grave Neth