On This Day

What Happened in 1795

Important Events

  • Sep 16 British capture Capetown, South Africa, from the Dutch
  • Oct 27 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
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1795 in Music

  • Mar 29 Ludwig van Beethoven (24) has his debut performance as a pianist in Vienna
  • Jul 14 The French National Convention decrees "La Marseillaise" by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle France's national anthem

World Leaders in 1795

Famous People in 1795

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 25 2nd Earl of Liverpool Robert Jenkinson (25) weds daughter of the Earl of Bristol Lady Louisa Hervey at Wimbledon
  • Oct 4 "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" poet Samuel Coleridge (22) marries Sarah Fricker in Bristol, England
  • Nov 25 US President William Henry Harrison (22) weds Anna Symmes (20) in North Bend, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), dies at 64
  • Jan 13 Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 21 Samuel Wallis, English explorer (Wallis Island), dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer and 5th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, dies at 62
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