Historical Events for Year 1787

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Jan 11th - Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
Jan 25th - Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass
Jan 28th - Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes
Feb 2nd - Arthur St. Clair is elected the 9th President of the President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.
Feb 4th - 1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London
Feb 4th - Shays' Rebellion (of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers) fails
Feb 18th - Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor
Feb 28th - The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted.
Apr 12th - Philadelphia's Free African Society forms
Apr 16th - 1st American comedy, "The Contrast," made its debut in NYC
May 6th - 1st Black Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston
May 10th - British Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal
May 13th - Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay, Australia
May 14th - Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution
May 17th - English slave ship Sisters, en route from Africa to Cuba, capsizes
May 25th - Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding
May 29th - "Virginia Plan" proposed
Jun 12th - US Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old
Jun 20th - Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
Philosopher and Writer Marquis de SadePhilosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade Jul 2nd - Marquis de Sade shouts from Bastille that prisoners are being slaughtered
Jul 6th - French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax
Jul 6th - Orange troops occupy Area at Duurstede
Jul 13th - Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
Jul 13th - Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 pop
Jul 15th - Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes
Aug 2nd - Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc
Aug 6th - Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate
Aug 10th - Mozart completes his "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
Aug 10th - Turkey declares war on Russia
Aug 17th - Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
Aug 19th - W Herschel discovers Enceladus, a moon of Saturn
Aug 22nd - John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton
Aug 24th - Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526
Sep 12th - Black Masons form 1st lodge
Sep 13th - Prussian army moves into Netherlands
Sep 15th - -16] Utrecht patriots flee to Amsterdam
Sep 17th - Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem
Sep 17th - US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention
Sep 20th - Prince Willem V returns to Hague
Sep 27th - Constitution submitted to states for ratification
Sep 28th - Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval
Sep 30th - 1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston
Oct 1st - Russians under Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
Oct 2nd - Maagden House opens in Amsterdam
Oct 10th - Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army
Oct 17th - Boston blacks, petition legislature for equal school facilities
Oct 26th - "Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of Constitution
Oct 27th - Federalist letters start appearing in NY newspapers
Oct 29th - Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)
Nov 1st - 1st free school in NYC (African Free School) opens
Nov 18th - 1st Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston
US President & General Andrew JacksonUS President & General Andrew Jackson Nov 21st - Andrew Jackson admitted to bar
Nov 30th - Spanish governor leaves Philippines
Dec 6th - Laurens Pieter van de Speigel appointed Dutch pension advisor
Dec 7th - Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify constitution
Dec 12th - Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution
Dec 18th - New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution

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