Historical Events for Year 1792
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Jan 9th - Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Jassy
Jan 25th - The London Corresponding Society is founded.
Feb 7th - Austria & Prussia sign anti-French covenant
Feb 7th - D Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto" premieres in Vienna
Feb 20th - US postal service created, postage 6 cents - 12 cents depending on distance
Feb 21st - US Congress passes Presidential Succession Act
Feb 23rd - Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G premieres
Feb 23rd - Humane Society of Massachusetts incorporated (erected life-saving stations for distressed mariners)
Mar 1st - US Presidential Succession Act passed
Mar 4th - Oranges introduced to Hawaii
Mar 16th - King Gustav III of Sweden is shot by Count Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29.
Mar 24th - Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
Mar 29th - King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.
Apr 1st - Gronings feminist Etta Palm demands women's right to divorce
Apr 2nd - The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint and authorizing the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins & silver dollar, ½ dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime
First US President George Washington Apr 5th - George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
Apr 14th - France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
Apr 20th - France declares war on Austria, Prussia & Sardinia
Apr 21st - Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered.
Apr 24th - "La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Apr 25th - Guillotine first used in France, executes highwayman Nicolas Pelletier
May 7th - Capt Robert Gray discovers Grays Harbor (Washington)
May 8th - British Capt George Vancouver sights and names Mt Rainier, Wash
May 8th - US establishes military draft
May 11th - Columbia River discovered & named by US Capt Robert Gray
May 12th - Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented
May 16th - Denmark abolishes slave trade
May 17th - 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
May 19th - Russian army enters Poland
Jun 1st - Kentucky admitted as 15th US state
Jun 4th - Capt George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
Jun 12th - George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver BC
Jun 13th - King Louis XVI dissmisses French government
Jun 21st - Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
Jul 8th - France declares war on Prussia
Jul 11th - Prussia army moves into French territory
Jul 25th - Dutch patriots exiles finds "Bataafs Legion"
Jul 25th - The Brunswick Manifesto issued to population of Paris promising vengeance if French Royal Family harmed.
Jul 30th - 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time
Jul 31st - Cornerstone laid for 1st US government building: US Mint in Philaelphia
Aug 10th - Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI
Queen of France Marie Antoinette Aug 13th - Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette
Aug 29th - British man o'war HMS Royal George capsizes at Spithead; more than 800 killed
Sep 2nd - September Massacres of the French Revolution: In Paris rampaging mobs slaughter 3 Roman Catholic bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers.
Sep 11th - The Hope Diamond is stolen with other crown jewels when six men break into house used to store the jewels.
Sep 20th - French defeat Prussians at Valmy
Sep 21st - Collot D'Herbois, first man to propose to abolish the monarchy in France at National Convention
Sep 22nd - French First Republic formed by the National Convention, stripping French King of his powers
Sep 26th - Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
Oct 2nd - Baptist Missionary Society forms in London
Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus Oct 12th - First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York
Oct 13th - "Old Farmer's Almanac" is 1st published
Oct 13th - Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)
Oct 29th - Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.
Nov 6th - Battle of Jemappes: French army beats Holy Roman Empire
Nov 14th - Captain George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
Nov 25th - Farmer's Almanac first published
Dec 5th - George Washington re-elected as US president
Dec 8th - 1st cremation in US, Henry Laurens
Dec 11th - France's King Louis XVI goes on trial, accused of high treason and crimes against the state
Dec 12th - In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
Dec 15th - 1st life insurance policy issued in US (Phila)
Dec 17th - Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city
Dec 26th - During trial of French King Louis XVI court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Desèze