Historical Events for Year 1788

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Jan 1st - London's Daily Universal Registrar becomes the Times
Jan 1st - Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves
Jan 2nd - Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
Jan 9th - Connecticut becomes 5th state
Jan 18th - The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to setup a penal colony
Jan 20th - Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga
Jan 26th - Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the English flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day
Jan 28th - Captain Arthur Phillip forms British colony at Botany Bay, Sydney
Jan 28th - Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France
Feb 1st - 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet
Feb 6th - Massachusetts becomes 6th state to ratify constitution
Feb 9th - Austria declares war on Russia
Mar 6th - The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement.
Mar 21st - Fire destroys 856 buildings in New Orleans Louisiana
Mar 21st - Olaudah Equiano (aka Gustavus Vassa), a freed slave, petitions King George III and Queen Charlotte, to free enslaved Africans
Apr 7th - 1st settlement in Ohio, at Marietta
Apr 15th - Britain, Netherlands & Prussia sign peace treaty
Apr 28th - Maryland becomes 7th state to ratify constitution
May 9th - British parliament accepts abolition of slave trade
May 23rd - South Carolina becomes 8th state to ratify US constitution
Jun 7th - Masses stone French army at Grenoble
Jun 11th - 1st British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC
Jun 11th - Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
Jun 21st - US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify
Jun 21st - Vizille France population demands local parliament
Jun 25th - Virginia becomes 10th state to ratify US constitution
Jul 26th - NY becomes 11th state to ratify constitution
Aug 8th - King Louis XVI calls French States & Generals together
Aug 13th - Prussia joins Anglo-Dutch alliance to form Triple Alliance to prevent spread of Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90
Aug 17th - Losantville, OH (now Cincinnati) founded
Aug 22nd - Sierra Leone, settled by British as a former haven for slaves
Aug 27th - Jacques Neeker names French minister of Finance
Sep 13th - NY City becomes 1st capital of US
Dec 17th - Russian army of Grigorij Potemkin occupies Ocharov
Dec 19th - Chinese troops occupy capital Thang Long Vietnam
Dec 21st - Hue Tay Son becomes emperor Quang Trung of Vietnam
Dec 23rd - Maryland votes to cede a 10 sqaure mile area for District of Columbia

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