Historical Events for January 1788

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Events 1 - 8 of 8

1st - London's Daily Universal Registrar becomes the Times
1st - Quakers in Pennsylvania emancipate their slaves
2nd - Georgia is 4th state to ratify US constitution
9th - Connecticut becomes 5th state
18th - The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony
20th - Pioneer African Baptist church organizes in Savannah, Ga
26th - Captain Arthur Phillip and British colonists hoist the English flag at Sydney Cove, New South Wales, now celebrated as Australia Day
28th - Lord Gordon found guilty of libel of queen of France

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