Year 1798 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
  • Jan 8 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
  • Jan 22 Coup d'├ętat in Batavian Republic
  • Jan 30 Rep Matthew Lyon (Vt) spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold (Ct) in US House of Representatives, after an argument
  • Feb 2 Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire
  • Feb 10 French army led by Louis Alexandre Berthier captures Rome
  • Feb 15 Louis Alexandre Berthier proclaim a Roman Republic after conquering Rome
  • Feb 20 French General Louis Alexandre Berthier forcibly removes Pope Pius VI from Rome during French occupation of Rome (Pope later dies a prisoner in Valence)
  • Mar 4 Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
  • Mar 7 The French army enters Rome: the birth of the Roman Republic
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