January 8 - George Washington
gives the first State of the Union Address.
January 30 - The first boat specialized as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne..
February 1 - In New York City the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the
February 11 - Society of Friends petitions Congress for the abolition of slavery.
March 1 - The first United States census is authorized.
May 29 - Rhode Island ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 13th
July 9 - Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - In the Baltic Sea, the
Swedish navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.
July 16 - The signing of the Residence Bill establishes a site along the Potomac River as
the District of Columbia (seat of government) of the United States (see Washington, DC).
July 31 - Inventor Samuel Hopkins becomes the first issue to be issued a US patent issued.
August 4 - A newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of
the United States Coast Guard).William Pitt
refuses to recognize Belgium independence.
Construction begins on the White House.
U.S. Funding Bill introduced by Alexander Hamilton.
Philadelphia becomes federal capital of the U.S.Births
March 29 - John Tyler
, 10th President of the United States (+ 1862).
May 23 - Jules Dumont d'Urville
, explorer (+ 1842).
December 1 - Marinus Klaasse Beije
December 16 - Leopold I
December 19 - William Edward Parry
, Arctic explorer ( 1855).Ignaz Assmayer
December 9 - Maria Cornelisse van den Hoek
January 11 - Lena Breesnee
February 20 - Joseph II
, Holy Roman Emperor.
July 17 - Adam Smith
, Scottish economist.
April 17 - Benjamin Franklin
June 2 - Cornelia Abramse van den Houten
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