Historical Events in September 1789

  • Sep 2 US Treasury Department established by Congress

Appointment of Interest

Sep 11 Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of the US Treasury

Historic Publication

Sep 12 Jean-Paul Marat publishes the first issue of his radical newspaper Le Publiciste parisien, later called L'Ami du peuple (The Friend of the People) in Paris

  • Sep 13 1st loan to US government (from NYC banks)
  • Sep 15 US Department of Foreign Affairs, renamed Department of State

Historic Discovery

Sep 17 William Herschel discovers Mimas, satellite of Saturn

  • Sep 18 1st loan is made to pay salaries of the presidents & Congress
  • Sep 22 US Congress passes act requiring the first Postmaster General to report to the President through the Secretary of the Treasury
  • Sep 24 US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution
  • Sep 24 US Federal Judiciary Act passes, creating a six-person Supreme Court

Historic Event

Sep 24 President George Washington nominates John Jay for 1st Chief Justice

  • Sep 24 US Attorney General Office is created
  • Sep 26 4th US Postmaster General: Samuel Osgood of Mass takes office

Appointment of Interest

Sep 26 Thomas Jefferson appointed 1st US Secretary of State; John Jay becomes 1st US Chief Justice

  • Sep 26 Edmund Randolph becomes the 1st US Attorney General
  • Sep 29 US War Department establishes a regular army