Historical Events in 1796

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  • Jan 23rd Armand-Gaston Camus becomes chairman of Council of 500
  • Feb 1st The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
  • Feb 29th Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England
  • Mar 1st 1st National Meeting in the Hague
  • Mar 28th Bethel African Methodist Church of Phila is 1st US-African church

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Mar 30th Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, discovers the construction of the heptadecagon

Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss
Mathematician, Astronomer, and Physicist
Carl Friedrich Gauss

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Mar 31st Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Egmont" premieres in Weimar

Social Philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Social Philosopher
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Apr 8th Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician, proves the quadratic reciprocity law (the ability to determine the solvability of any quadratic equation in modular arithmetic)
  • Apr 13th First elephant arrives in US from India

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Apr 13th Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Apr 21st Napoleon and the French defeat the Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi
  • Apr 28th Cease fire of Cherasco between Sardinia and Napoleon Bonaparte
  • May 10th French government arrest 10 utopists
  • May 10th Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge
  • May 10th Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam
  • May 14th English country doctor Edward Jenner administered the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire
  • May 15th France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
  • May 15th French troops occupy Milan
  • May 15th First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph.
  • May 16th Lombardian Republic forms
  • May 19th Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds
  • May 27th James S McLean patents his piano
  • Jun 1st Last of Britain's troops withdraws from US
  • Jun 1st Tennessee admitted as 16th US state
  • Jul 4th 1st Independence Day celebration is held
  • Jul 8th US State Department issues 1st US passport
  • Jul 10th Carl Friedrich Gauss discovers that every positive integer is representable as a sum of at most three triangular numbers.
  • Jul 22nd Cleveland, Ohio, founded by Gen Moses Cleveland
  • Aug 8th Boston African Society establishes with 44 members
  • Aug 17th British beat Batavian navy in Saldanha Bay, South Africa
  • Aug 19th Spain & France sign anti-British alliance
  • Aug 23rd African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated
  • Sep 2nd Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated
  • Sep 5th General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy
  • Sep 8th Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians

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Sep 19th George Washington's farewell address as president

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Oct 5th Spain declares war on England

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Nov 3rd John Adams elected president of the United States of America

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • Nov 17th Battle of Arcole-Napoleon I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy
  • Dec 18th 1st US newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)