Events in year of 1786

  • 02-13Abraham Baldwin selected President of University of Georgia
  • 02-24Charles Cornwallis appointed Governor-General of India
  • 06-08Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised (Mr Hall, NYC)
  • 07-291st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pittsburgh Gazette
  • 08-02Utrechtse Vroedschap flees
  • 08-08Congress adopts silver dollar and decimal system of money
  • 08-08Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard are 1st to climb to top of Mont Blanc
  • 09-05Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
  • 09-11Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce
  • 09-26England and France sign trade agreement
  • 10-20Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US

People born in year of 1786

  • 01-03Johann Christian Friedrich Schneider: Composer
  • 01-08Nicholas Biddle: Made 2nd bank of US 1st effective central bank
  • 01-26Benjamin Robert Haydon: Plymouth -- Painter (Waiting for The Times)
  • 02-28D Francois J Arago: French astronomer / physicist / politician
  • 03-25Giovanni B Amia: Italian astronomer / physicist / Botanist
  • 04-04John Franklin: British explorer (Arctic)
  • 04-07William Rufus DeVane King: (D) 13th VP (1853)
  • 04-18Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee: Composer
  • 05-08Thomas Hancock: Founded British rubber industry
  • 06-13Winfield Scott: Army General (Union) / presidential candidate
  • 07-25Giacomo Cordella: Composer
  • 08-01Louis C Luzac: Judge / Dutch Internal minister
  • 08-25[Charles] Louis I [Augustus]: King of Bavaria (Lola Montez)
  • 09-11Friedrich Kuhlau: Composer
  • 09-18Justinus AC Kerner: German family doctor / poet / writer
  • 09-27Jose Mariano Elizaga: Composer
  • 11-07Francisco Andrevi y Castellar: Composer
  • 11-10Carl Eberwein: Composer
  • 11-18Henry Rowley Bishop: British composer / conductor
  • 12-05Henry Drummond: English banker / apostole
  • 12-18Carl Maria von Weber: Germany -- Romantic composer (Der Freischutz)
  • 12-20Pietro Raimondi: Composer

People died in year of 1786

  • 01-04Mozes Mendelssohn: Jewish / German philosopher (Haksalah), dies at 56
  • 02-20Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht: Composer, dies at 70
  • 03-07Frantisek Benda: Composer, dies at 76
  • 03-11Jacobus Bellamy [Zelandus]: Dutch / Swiss poet, dies at 28
  • 03-23Patience Wright: 1st US woman pro artist
  • 04-20John Goodricke: English deaf and dumb astronomer, dies at 21
  • 04-23Alexander Cozens: English water colors painter, dies at about 68
  • 05-05Pedro III: King of Portugal
  • 05-19John Stanley: Composer, dies at 74
  • 05-21Carl W Scheele: Swedish pharmacist / chemist, dies at 43
  • 07-22Vaclav Kalous: Composer, dies at 71
  • 07-29Franz Asplmayr: Composer, dies at 58
  • 08-07Friedrich Schwindl: Composer, dies at 49
  • 08-16Henri-Jacques de Croes: Flemish Composer / bandmaster, dies at 80
  • 08-17Frederik II: King of Prussia (1740-86) / composer, dies at 74
  • 10-02August Keppel: 1st viscount / naval commander / politican
  • 10-06Antonio Maria Gasparo Giaccino Sacchini: Composer, dies at 56
  • 10-19Pietro Alessandro Pavona: Composer, dies at 58

Events in year of 1787

  • 01-11Titania and Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
  • 02-041st Anglican bishops of New York and Pennsylvania consecrated in London
  • 02-18Austrian Emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor
  • 04-161st American comedy, "The Contrast, " made its debut in New York City
  • 05-061st Black Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston
  • 05-10Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings
  • 05-13Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay
  • 05-14Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution
  • 05-17English slave ship Sisters, from Africa to Cuba, capsizes
  • 05-25Constitutional convention opens at Philadelphia, G Washington presiding
  • 05-29"Virginia Plan" proposed
  • 06-12Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old
  • 07-02De Sade shouts from Bastille that prisoners are being slaughtered
  • 07-06French government proclaims end to stamp / land tax
  • 07-06Orange troops occupy Area at Duurstede
  • 07-13Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
  • 07-13Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 pop
  • 07-15Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes
  • 08-02Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc
  • 08-06Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia begans debate
  • 08-10Mozart completes his "Eine small Nachtmusik"
  • 08-10Turkey declares war on Russia
  • 08-17Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
  • 08-19W Herschel discovers Enceladus, a moon of Saturn
  • 08-24Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526
  • 09-12Black Masons form 1st lodge
  • 09-13Prussian army moves into Netherlands
  • 09-17Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem
  • 09-17US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention
  • 09-20Prince Willem V returns to Hague

People born in year of 1787

  • 01-08Johann Ludwig Bohner: Composer
  • 02-13James P Carrell: Composer
  • 02-16Andreas Schelfhout: Dutch painter / etcher / lithographer
  • 02-23Emma Willard: United States -- Opens school for young ladies (Hall of Fame)
  • 03-08Karl Ferdinand von Grafe: Help create modern plastic surgery
  • 03-10William Etty: English painter (nudes)
  • 04-26Ludwig Uhland: Writer
  • 06-28Henry G W Smith: Leader of British-Indian forces
  • 08-15Alexander Aliabiev: Composer
  • 08-24James Weddell: Ostend, England -- Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)
  • 09-01John Bake: Classical composer
  • 09-10John Jordan Crittenden: MC (Union), died in 1863
  • 09-18Johann D Passavant: German historian / painter / graphic artist
  • 10-04Francois P G Guizot: French historian / politician
  • 10-30Karl Guhr: Composer
  • 11-17Michele Carafa: Composer
  • 11-18Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist / feminist
  • 11-21Samuel Cunard: Founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line)
  • 11-25Franz Xavier Gruber: Austria -- Organist / composer (Silent Night)
  • 11-27Christian Rummel: Composer
  • 11-27Jacob Earl van Rechteren van Appeltern: Governor of Gelderland
  • 12-01Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov: Composer
  • 12-10Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- Pioneer of educating the deaf
  • 12-15Charles Cowden Clarke: English editor / Shakespearean critic
  • 12-22Rasmus Rask: Denmark -- Language Scholar
  • 12-28Hermanus J Abbring: Dutch writer / engineer on Curacao

People died in year of 1787

  • 01-01Arthur Middleton: US farmer (signed Declaration of Independence), dies at 44
  • 02-12Ruggiero Boscovich: Ital physicist / astronomer / philosopher, dies at 75
  • 03-02Jean SOME Allamand: French Theologist / natural philosopher, dies at 73
  • 03-11Maximilian JLP Gardel: French ballet dancer / choreographer, dies at 45
  • 05-13Johann Michael Malzat: Composer, dies at 38
  • 05-28Johann Georg Leopold Mozart: Austrian composer, dies at 67
  • 06-19John Brown: Theologist
  • 06-20Carl Friedrich Abel: German / British viola player / composer, dies at 63
  • 07-04Charles: Prince de Rohan-Soubise, marshal of France, dies at 71
  • 10-05Thomas Stone: US attorney / signer (Dec of Ind), dies at about 44
  • 10-30Ferdinando Galiani: Italian economist / philosopher / diplomat, dies at 58
  • 11-23Anton Schweitzer: Composer, dies at 52