Historical Events in 1796

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

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Mar 30 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 31 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Egmont" premieres in Weimar

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

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Apr 13 Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians

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

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Sep 19 George Washington's farewell address as president

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

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