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Historical Events in February 1787

USAArticles of Confederation

Feb 2 Arthur St. Clair is elected the 9th President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation

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The Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States of America
The Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States of America
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  • Feb 4 1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London
  • Feb 4 Shays' Rebellion (of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers) fails
  • Feb 18 Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II bans children under 8 from labor
  • Feb 28 The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted