Historical Events in 1798

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  • Jan 1st Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
  • Jan 8th 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
  • Jan 22nd Coup of Midderigh
  • Jan 30th Rep Matthew Lyon (Vt) spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold (Ct) in US House of Representatives, after an argument
  • Feb 2nd Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire
  • Feb 10th Louis Alexandre Berthier invaded Rome, on February 15 proclaimed a Roman Republic and then on February 20 take Pope Pius VI as a prisoner.
  • Feb 20th Louis Alexandre Berthier removes Pope Pius VI from power.
  • Mar 4th Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
  • Mar 7th The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic.
  • Mar 9th Dr George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the US navy
  • Mar 29th Republic of Switzerland forms
  • Apr 7th Mississippi Territory organized
  • Apr 23rd Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution
  • Apr 30th US Department of the Navy forms
  • May 24th Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
  • May 26th British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
  • May 27th The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
  • Jun 5th The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
  • Jun 7th Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
  • Jun 7th Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface)
  • Jun 13th Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
  • Jun 25th US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens

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Jul 1st Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Jul 6th US law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... & removed as alien enemies"
  • Jul 7th Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the 'war.'
  • Jul 11th US Marine Corps established by an act of Congress
  • Jul 14th 1st direct US federal tax on states-on dwellings, land & slaves
  • Jul 14th US Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous & malicious" writing against government
  • Jul 16th US Public Health Service forms & US Marine Hospital authorized
  • Jul 21st Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt
  • Jul 23rd Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt
  • Aug 1st Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet

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Aug 2nd British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • Aug 22nd French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.
  • Aug 27th Battle of Castlebar, Ireland: French army and Irish rebels rout a larger the British force
  • Sep 1st Britain signs treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad, India
  • Sep 3rd Weeklong battle of St. George's Caye began between Spanish and British off the coast of Belize.
  • Sep 5th New conscription law goes into effect in France
  • Sep 10th British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George
  • Oct 12th Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg
  • Oct 12th Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Lager" premieres in Weimar
  • Nov 16th Kentucky becomes first state to nullify an act of Congress
  • Nov 17th -21) Snow storms in New England, hundreds die
  • Nov 27th Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail
  • Dec 4th Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
  • Dec 5th Dutch troops occupy Hasselt
  • Dec 14th David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut & bolt machine
  • Dec 17th 1st impeachment trial against a US senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins
  • Dec 24th Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition