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

Events in year of 1788

  • 01-01Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves
  • 01-02Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
  • 01-09Connecticut becomes 5th state
  • 01-20Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Georgia
  • 01-26Captain Arthur Phillip hoists English flag on Botany Bay, New South Wales
  • 01-28Captain Arthur Phillip forms English colony at Sydney, Botany Bay, New South Wales
  • 01-28Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of Queen of France
  • 01-29Australia Day
  • 02-011st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs and Longstreet
  • 02-06Mass becomes 6th state to ratify constitution
  • 02-09Austria declares war on Russia
  • 03-21Fire destroyed 856 buildings in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 03-21Gustavus Vassa petitions Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans
  • 04-071st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta
  • 04-15England, Netherlands and Prussia sign peace treaty
  • 04-28Maryland becomes 7th state to ratify constitution
  • 05-09English parliament accepts abolishing of slave trade
  • 05-23SC becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution
  • 06-07Masses stone French government army at Grenoble
  • 06-111st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC
  • 06-21US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify
  • 06-21Vizille France population demands local parliament
  • 06-25Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution
  • 07-17Russian fleet destroys Swedish
  • 07-26New York becomes 11th state to ratify constitution
  • 07-26Sydney, Australia settled by British colonists
  • 08-08King Louis XVI calls French States and Generals together
  • 08-13Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90
  • 08-17Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
  • 08-22Sierra Leone, settled by British as a former haven for slaves

People born in year of 1788

  • 01-05Kaspar Ett: German Organist / composer
  • 01-08Erik Drake: Composer
  • 01-13Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz: Composer
  • 01-22Lord [George Gordon Noel] Byron: England, United Kingdom -- Romantic poet (Don Juan)
  • 02-05Karoly Kisfaludy: Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon)
  • 02-10Johann Peter Pixis: Composer
  • 02-16Juan van Halen: Dutch / Spanish officer / adventurer
  • 02-22Arthur Schopenhauer: Germany -- Philosopher (Great Pessimist)
  • 02-25Mateo Ferrer: Composer
  • 03-01Gheorghe Asachi: Romania -- Writer / humanist / politician
  • 03-10Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff: German poet (Das Marmorbild)
  • 04-05Franz Pforr: German painter / cartoonist (Lukasbund)
  • 04-12Johann Erik Nordblom: Composer
  • 04-17Joseph Gilbert Totten: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864
  • 05-10Augustin-Jean Fresnel: Optics pioneer / physicist
  • 05-18Hugh Clapperton: Annan, Scotland -- African explorer
  • 07-01Jean-Victor Poncelet: Mathematician, founded projective geometry
  • 08-15Carel SW van Hogendorp: Dutch colonial director
  • 08-20Jose Bernardo Alcedo: Composer
  • 08-22Thomas Tredgold: Engineer / carpenter
  • 08-25Cornelis J van Assen: Dutch jurist (Language of the Constitution)
  • 08-26Aloys Schmitt: German music theory / composer / royal pianist
  • 09-06F Wilhelm von Schadow: German painter (Modern Vasari)
  • 09-12Alexander Campbell: Irish / US founder (Disciples of Christ)
  • 09-21Margaret Smith Taylor: 1st lady (1849-50)
  • 10-11Simon Sechter: Composer
  • 10-20Philip Knapton: Composer
  • 10-24Sarah Josepha Hale: Author (Mary Had a Little Lamb)
  • 11-11Michal Wielhorski: Composer
  • 12-18Camille Pleyel: Austria -- Piano builder / composer

People died in year of 1788

  • 01-15Gaetano Latilla: Composer, dies at 77
  • 01-17Alessio Prati: Composer, dies at 37
  • 01-31[Bonnie Prince] Charles E Stuart: English pretender, dies at 67
  • 01-31Charles E Stuart: English pretender to the throne, dies at 67
  • 01-31Francesco Zannetti: Composer, dies at 50
  • 02-20Gijsbert John van Hardenbroeck: Dutch regent (Utrecht), dies at 68
  • 02-22Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel: Composer, dies at 63
  • 03-01Orazio Mei: Composer, dies at 56
  • 04-12Carl Joseph Toeschi: Composer, dies at 56
  • 04-12Carlo Antonio Campioni: Composer, dies at 67
  • 04-15Giuseppi Bonno: Composer, dies at 77
  • 04-22Zacharias H Alewijn: Dutch poet, dies at 46
  • 05-29Jacques Aliamet: French etcher / engraver, dies at 61
  • 06-12Johann A Cramer: Prime Minister / poet, dies at 65
  • 06-28Johann Christoph Vogel: Composer, dies at 32
  • 07-14Johann Gottfried Muthel: Composer, dies at 60
  • 08-02Thomas Gainsborough: English Painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61
  • 08-08Louis FAD Duke the Richelieu: French marshal, dies at 92
  • 08-14Thomas Sheridan: Actor / biographer / lexicographer (Intelligencer)
  • 09-14John Penn: US attorney, signed (Declaration of Independence), dies at 47
  • 09-14Theodore-Jean Tarade: Composer, dies at 56
  • 09-26Francois Bainville: Composer, dies at 63
  • 10-18Jean-Guillain Cardon: Composer, dies at 56
  • 11-01Johann Samuel Schroeter: Composer
  • 11-15Peregrinus Pogl: Composer, dies at 77
  • 11-28Charles C of Nassau-Weilburg: Governor of Maastricht, dies at about 53
  • 12-12Joseph Gibbs: Composer, dies at 88
  • 12-14Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach: German composer, dies at 74
  • 12-14Carlos III: King of Naples / Spain (1759-88), dies at 72
  • 12-25John Logan: Scottish conductor (Ode to the Cuckoo), dies at about 40