What Happened in April 1789

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 US House of Representatives 1st full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg 1st speaker
  • Apr 6 1st US Congress begins regular sessions in Federal Hall, NYC
  • Apr 8 First meeting of the US House of Representatives

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Apr 16 George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

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Apr 21 John Adams sworn in as 1st US Vice President (9 days before Washington)

2nd US President John Adams
2nd US President
John Adams
  • Apr 23 President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York
  • Apr 28 Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on HMS Bounty against its captain William Bligh
  • Apr 30 George Washington is inaugurated as the first President of the United States of America

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Peter Camper, anatomist/animal scholar, dies at 66
  • Apr 7 Abd-ul-Hamid I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1725)
  • Apr 26 Peter I Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67