Historical Events for Year 1786
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Feb 13th - Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia
Feb 24th - Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India
May 1st - Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)
Jun 8th - Commercially made icecream 1st advertised (Mr Hall, NYC)
Jun 10th - A landslide dam on the Dadu River caused by earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
Jun 29th - Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
Jul 29th - 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette
Aug 2nd - Utrechtse Vroedschap flees
Aug 8th - US Congress adopts silver dollar & decimal system of money
Aug 8th - Jacques Balmat & Michel Paccard are 1st to climb to top of Mont Blanc
Aug 11th - Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia
Aug 29th - Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
Sep 4th - -5] Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg
Sep 5th - Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
Sep 11th - Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce
Sep 26th - Britain & France sign trade agreement
Oct 15th - Earliest 32°F (0°C) recorded temp in NYC
Oct 20th - Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US
Nov 7th - The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.
Nov 30th - Peter Leopold Joseph of Habsburg-Lorraine, Grand Duke of Tuscany, promulgates a penal reform making his country the first state to abolish the death penalty. November 30 is therefore commemorated by 300 cities around the world as Cities for Life Day.
Dec 29th - French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked