Events in year of 1789

  • 01-23Georgetown, 1st US Catholic college, founded
  • 02-01Chinese troops driven out of Vietnam capital Thang Long
  • 02-041st electoral college chooses Washington and Adams as President and VP
  • 03-02Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances
  • 03-041st Congress declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
  • 04-01House of Reps 1st full meeting, NYC, F Muhlenberg 1st speaker
  • 04-061st US Congress begins regular sessions, Federal Hall, New York City
  • 04-08House of Representives 1st meeting
  • 04-16George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration
  • 04-21John Adams sworn in as 1st US VP (9 days before Washington)
  • 04-23President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, New York
  • 04-28Fletcher Christian leads Mutiny on HMS Bounty and Captain William Bligh
  • 04-30George Washington inaugurated as 1st President of US
  • 05-05French States-General for It first since 1614 together
  • 05-071st inaugurational ball (for George Washington in NYC)
  • 05-12Society of St. Tammany is formed by Revolutionary War soldiers. It later becomes an infamous group of NYC political bosses
  • 06-011st US Congressional act becomes law (on administering oaths)
  • 06-03Alex Mackenzie explores Mackenzie River (Canada)
  • 06-04US constitution goes into effect
  • 06-09Spanish capture British schooner Northwest America near Vancouver I
  • 06-13Mrs Alexander Hamilton serves ice cream for dessert to Washington
  • 06-14Captain William Blighs reaches Timor
  • 06-173rd Estate in France declared itself a national assembly
  • 06-20Oath of Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken
  • 07-041st US tariff act
  • 07-11US Marine Corps created by an act of Congress
  • 07-14Bastille Day-French Revolution begins with the fall of Bastille
  • 07-27Congress establishes Department of Foreign Affairs (State Department)
  • 08-01US Customs begins enforcing Tariff Act
  • 08-04French National Meeting ending feudal system

People born in year of 1789

  • 01-03Carl G Carus: German Physician / psychologist / philosopher
  • 01-04Benjamin Lundy: Philanthropist / abolitionist
  • 01-30George Augustus Kollmann: Composer
  • 02-08Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer: Composer
  • 02-15Friedrich Fesca: Composer
  • 03-04Pavel P Gagarin: Russ monarch
  • 03-17Edmund Kean: London, England -- Tragic actor (Shylock)
  • 05-28Bernard S Ingemann: Danish author (Tomorrow - OG Aftensange)
  • 06-27Philipp Friedrich Silcher: Composer
  • 06-30E J Horace Vernet: French painter
  • 07-19John Martin: English painter
  • 08-21Augustin-Louis Baron Cauchy: French mathematician
  • 09-01Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen: Composer
  • 09-03Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy: Composer
  • 09-09William Cranch Bond: United States -- Astronomer (codiscovered Hyperion)
  • 09-15James Fenimore Cooper: 1st major US Novelist (Last of Mohicans)
  • 10-03Francis Hoyt Gregory: Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1866
  • 10-14Constant van Crombrugghe: Flemish monastery founder
  • 10-18Giovanni Tadolini: Composer
  • 10-24Jean C Baud: Governor-General of Dutch-Indies (1834-6)
  • 10-24Ramon Carnicer y Batlle: Composer
  • 10-26Joseph Mayseder: Composer
  • 11-13Martin de Ron: Composer
  • 12-08John Fawcett: Composer
  • 12-14Maria Agata Szymanowska: Composer

People died in year of 1789

  • 01-01Christleib Siegmund Binder: Composer, dies at 65
  • 01-02Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer von Schavensee: Composer, dies at 68
  • 01-10Pierre Lyonet: Dutch zoologist / cryptologist, dies at 82
  • 01-20Johann Christoph Oley: Composer, dies at 50
  • 02-02Armand-Louis Couperin: French Composer / Organist (Notre Dame), dies at 63
  • 04-07Peter Camper: Anatomist / animal scholar, dies at 66
  • 04-26Peter I Panin: Russian General (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67
  • 05-10Guillaume Gommaire Kennis: Composer, dies at 72
  • 06-07Vaclav Jan Kopriva: Composer, dies at 81
  • 06-12Jean E Liotard [Turk]: Swiss Painter (Maria-Theresia)
  • 06-14Johann Wilhelm Hertel: Composer, dies at 61
  • 07-04Claudio M da Costa: Brazilian conductor, dies at 59
  • 07-15Jacques Duphly: Composer, dies at 74
  • 08-25Mary Ball Washington: Mother of George
  • 09-11Luca Sorkocevic: Composer, dies at 55
  • 09-12Franz Xaver Richter: Composer, dies at 79
  • 09-28Thomas Day: Author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire
  • 10-10Pierre-Louis Couperin: Composer, dies at 34
  • 10-24Joaquin de Oxinaga: Composer, dies at 69
  • 10-24Lucretia W van Winter-van Merken: Dutch poet, dies at 68
  • 12-03Claude-Joseph Vernet: French seascape painter

Events in year of 1790

  • 01-04President Washington delivers 1st "State of the Union"
  • 01-08George Washington delivers 1st state of union address (or Jan 4)
  • 01-11Statisten and Vonckisten unite as Belgium
  • 01-30Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor
  • 02-01Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
  • 02-11Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery
  • 03-011st US census authorized
  • 03-13John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia
  • 03-21Thomas Jefferson reports to President Washington in New York as Secretary of State
  • 03-22Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State
  • 03-26Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
  • 03-27The shoelace invented
  • 04-03Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard), created
  • 04-10Robert Gray is 1st American to circumnavigate the Earth
  • 04-10US Patent system forms
  • 05-26Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
  • 05-29Rhode Is becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying Constitution
  • 05-31US copyright law enacted
  • 06-091st book copyrighted under constitution, "Philadelphia Spelling Book"
  • 07-16Congress establishes District of Columbia
  • 07-26US passes Assumption bill making US responsible for state debts
  • 07-311st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process
  • 08-011st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves)
  • 08-04US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service
  • 08-09Columbia returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st ship to carry US flag around the world
  • 08-14Sweden and Russia sign Peace of Verela
  • 10-23Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed)
  • 10-28New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
  • 11-11Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China
  • 12-02Austrian army occupies Brussels

People born in year of 1790

  • 02-11Ignaz Assmayer: Composer
  • 02-16Chretien Urhan: Composer
  • 02-18Marshall Hall: Basford Nottinghamshire, England -- Physician
  • 03-15Nicola Vaccai: Composer
  • 03-29John Tyler: Virginia, United States -- (D / W) 10th President (1841-1845)
  • 04-30John Cockerill: English / Belgian industrialist
  • 05-06Vaclav Vilem Wurfel: Composer
  • 05-12[Johannes] Carsten Hauch: Danish writer
  • 06-01Salomon J Rappoport: Czechoslovakia -- Rabbi / learned (Ereg miliem)
  • 06-10Louis Joseph Daussoigne-Mehul: Composer
  • 06-21Wilhelm Speyer: Composer
  • 10-08Waldemar Thrane: Composer
  • 10-10George Gerson: Composer
  • 10-22Jan Ackersdijk: Dutch political economist
  • 10-30Karol Joseph Lipinski: Composer
  • 10-30Rinse Posthumus: Frisian writer
  • 11-12Letitia Christian Tyler: 1st Wife of President Tyler
  • 12-19William Parry: England, United Kingdom -- Arctic explorer
  • 12-23Jean-Francois Champollion: Deciphered Egyptian hieroglyphics

People died in year of 1790

  • 01-02Joseph A Feuchtmayer (Feichtmayer): German rococo sculptor
  • 01-06Johann Trier: Composer, dies at 73
  • 01-07Antonio Corbisiero: Composer, dies at 69
  • 01-08John Stinstra: Dutch baptist vicar, dies at 81
  • 02-14Capel Bond: Composer, dies at 59
  • 02-18Wilhelm Gottfried Enderle: Composer, dies at 67
  • 02-19Jean-Baptiste Krumphultz: Composer, dies at 47
  • 02-20Joseph II: Emperor of Holy Roman empire, dies at 48
  • 02-21Johann Friedrich Kloffler: Composer, dies at 64
  • 04-17Benjamin Franklin: United States -- (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84
  • 05-21Thomas Warton: English Poet (Oxford sausage)
  • 05-27Jeremiah Carlton: Laziest man in history, heir to a large fortune at 19 went to bed and stayed there for next 70 yrs, dies at 89
  • 06-08Charles-Joseph van Helmont: Composer, dies at 75
  • 06-29Feike H Van de Crew: Fries writer (Mayke Jakkelis)
  • 07-07Franciscus "Frans" Hemsterhuis: Frisian philosopher, dies at 68
  • 07-31Johann Christian Frischmuth: Composer, dies at 48
  • 09-02Johann N von Hontheim: German religious Historian / Bishop
  • 09-03Thomas Norris: Composer, dies at 49
  • 09-24John Keyse Sherwin: Engraver / painter
  • 10-14William Hooper: US attorney / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 48
  • 10-19Lyman Hall: US Physician / signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 66
  • 10-29Pieter van / of Bleiswijk: Pension advisor 1771-87, dies at about 66
  • 12-16Ludwig August Lebrun: Composer, dies at 38