Historical Events in 1795

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  • Jan 16th French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jan 18th French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
  • Jan 18th Governor/viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
  • Jan 19th Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
  • Feb 2nd Joseph Haydn's 102nd Symphony in B premieres
  • Feb 5th Zealand, Netherlands, surrenders to French general Michaud
  • Feb 7th 11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified, affirms power of states
  • Feb 7th Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies
  • Feb 13th 1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina
  • Feb 17th Thomas Seddal harvests 8.3-kg potato from his garden Chester, England
  • Feb 21st Freedom of worship established in France under constitution
  • Feb 25th French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an “educational utopia” aiming to “put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen's capacities for judgment."
  • Mar 5th Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution
  • Mar 5th Treaty of Basel - Prussia ends war with France
  • Mar 11th Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
  • Mar 28th Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.

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Mar 29th Ludwig van Beethoven (24) has his debut performance as pianist in Vienna

  • Apr 7th France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length.
  • Apr 23rd William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason
  • May 16th Hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassal state
  • Jun 6th Fire destroy 1/3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured
  • Jun 24th US & Great Britain sign Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty
  • Jul 1st John Rutledge becomes 2nd chief justice of US Supreme Court
  • Jul 9th James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 US national debt
  • Jul 15th "Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem
  • Jul 25th The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid.
  • Jul 27th Spain & France sign peace treaty
  • Aug 15th Joseph Haydn leaves England forever
  • Aug 17th Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao
  • Aug 18th Curacao governor De Veer sends militia to stop rebellious slaves
  • Aug 20th Joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England
  • Aug 25th Curaçao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher
  • Sep 5th USA and Algiers sign peace treaty
  • Sep 15th Cape Colony surrenders to Britain
  • Sep 16th British capture Capetown, South Africa, from the Dutch
  • Sep 19th Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned
  • Sep 23rd Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris
  • Oct 1st France annexes Southern Netherlands
  • Oct 1st Belgium is conquered by France.
  • Oct 2nd Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao
  • Oct 16th M von Böhms "Oorlogscantate" premieres
  • Oct 24th 3rd Partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia
  • Oct 26th The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created
  • Oct 27th Pinckney's Treaty [Treaty of San Lorenzo] signed by Spain and US, establishing the southern boundary of the US and giving Americans right to navigate the Mississippi River
  • Nov 20th Curacao government forbids slave work on Sunday
  • Nov 28th US pays $800,000 & a frigate as tribute to Algiers & Tunis
  • Dec 19th 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky