Historical Events for Year 1790
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Jan 8th - 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address
Jan 11th - Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium
Jan 26th - Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna
Jan 30th - Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor
Feb 1st - Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
Feb 11th - Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery
Mar 1st - 1st US census authorized
Mar 4th - France is divided into 83 départements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land.
Mar 13th - John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia
Mar 22nd - Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington
Mar 26th - US Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
Mar 27th - The modern shoestring (string and shoe holes) invented in England
Apr 3rd - Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard) created
Apr 10th - Robert Gray is 1st American to circumnavigate the Earth
Apr 10th - US Patent system forms
Apr 30th - Colonial troops occupy Bonni's marroon village
May 26th - Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
May 29th - Rhode Is becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying Constitution
May 31st - US copyright law enacted
US President Thomas Jefferson May 31st - Alferez Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Jun 9th - 1st book copyrighted under constitution, "Philadelphia Spelling Book"
Jul 9th - Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.
Jul 16th - US Congress establishes District of Columbia
Jul 26th - US passes Assumption bill making US responsible for state debts
Jul 31st - 1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process
Aug 1st - 1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves)
Aug 2nd - The first US Census is conducted.
Aug 4th - US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service
Aug 9th - Columbia returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st ship to carry US flag around the world
Aug 10th - Robert Gray's Columbia, completes 1st American around world voyage
Aug 14th - Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Verela
Oct 23rd - Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed)
Oct 28th - NY gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
Nov 11th - Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China
Dec 2nd - Austrian army occupies Brussels
Dec 6th - The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dec 17th - Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City
Dec 20th - 1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)
Dec 22nd - The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies.