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Notable Historical Events - 1792

1792First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York

1792Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette

1792George Washington casts 1st presidential veto

1792George Washington re-elected as US president

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