On This Day

Events in History in August 1790

  • Aug 2 1st US census conducted, the population was 3,939,214 including 697,624 slaves
  • Aug 4 United States Revenue Cutter Service is established to serve as an armed customs enforcement service (becoming the US Coast Guard in 1915)
  • Aug 9 Robert Gray's Columbia Rediviva returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st American ship to circumnavigate the Globe
  • Aug 14 Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Verela