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17901st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

1790Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington

1790 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 8
1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address 
Jan 11
Statisten & Vonckisten unite as Belgium 
Jan 26
Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna 
Jan 30
Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor 
Feb 1
Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC) 
Feb 11
Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery 
Mar 1
1st US census authorized 
Mar 4
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 13
John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia 
Mar 22
Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State under President Washington 
Mar 26
US Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency 
Mar 27
The modern shoestring (string and shoe holes) invented in England 
Apr 3
Revenue Marine Service (US Coast Guard) created 
Apr 10
US Patent system forms 
Apr 30
Colonial troops occupy Bonni's marroon village 
May 26
Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress 
May 29
Rhode Island becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying US Constitution 
May 31
US copyright law enacted 
May 31
Alferez Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 
Jun 9
1st book copyrighted under constitution, "Philadelphia Spelling Book" 
Jul 9
Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet. 
Jul 16
US Congress establishes District of Columbia 
Jul 26
US passes Assumption bill making US responsible for state debts 
Jul 31
1st US patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process 
Aug 2
1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves) is conducted. 
Aug 4
US Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service 
Aug 9
Robert Gray's Columbia Rediviva returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st American ship to circumnavigate the Globe 
Aug 14
Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Verela 
Oct 23
Slaves revolt in Haiti (later suppressed) 
Oct 28
New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000 
Nov 11
Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China 
Dec 2
Austrian army occupies Brussels 
Dec 6
The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Dec 17
Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City 
Dec 20
1st successful US cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI) 
Dec 22
The supposedly impenetrable Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies during the Russo-Turkish War (1787—1792) 
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