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1787Andrew Jackson admitted to bar

1787Marquis de Sade shouts from Bastille that prisoners are being slaughtered

1787 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 11
Titania & Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel 
Jan 25
Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Capt Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass 
Jan 28
Philadelphia's Free Africa Society organizes 
Feb 2
Arthur St. Clair is elected the 9th President of the President of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation. 
Feb 4
1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London 
Feb 4
Shays' Rebellion (of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers) fails 
Feb 18
Austrian emperor Jozef II bans children under 8 from labor 
Feb 28
The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted. 
Apr 12
Philadelphia's Free African Society forms 
Apr 16
1st American comedy, "The Contrast," made its debut in NYC 
May 6
1st Black Masonic Lodge (African # 459) forms Prince Hall, Boston 
May 10
British Parliament impeaches Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal 
May 13
Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay, Australia 
May 14
Delegates gather in Philadelphia to draw up US constitution 
May 17
English slave ship Sisters, en route from Africa to Cuba, capsizes killing hundreds 
May 25
Constitutional convention opens at Phila, G Washington presiding 
May 29
"Virginia Plan" proposed 
Jun 12
US Law passes providing a senator must be at least 30 years old 
Jun 20
Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States. 
Jul 2
Marquis de Sade shouts from Bastille that prisoners are being slaughtered 
Jul 6
French government proclaims end to stamp/land tax 
Jul 6
Orange troops occupy Area at Duurstede 
Jul 13
Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery) 
Jul 13
Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 pop 
Jul 15
Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes 
Aug 2
Horace the Saussure reaches top of Mont Blanc 
Aug 6
Constitutional Convention in Phila begans debate 
Aug 10
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" 
Aug 10
Turkey declares war on Russia 
Aug 17
Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups 
Aug 19
W Herschel discovers Enceladus, a moon of Saturn 
Aug 22
John Fitch's steamboat completes its tests, years before Fulton 
Aug 24
Wolfgang A Mozart completes his viola sonata in A, K526 
Sep 12
Black Masons form 1st lodge 
Sep 12
American statesman George Mason suggests the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution modeled on previous state declarations, but the motion is defeated 
Sep 13
Prussian army moves into Netherlands 
Sep 15
-16] Utrecht patriots flee to Amsterdam 
Sep 17
Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem 
Sep 17
US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention 
Sep 20
Prince Willem V returns to Hague 
Sep 27
Constitution submitted to states for ratification 
Sep 28
Congress sends Constitution to state legislatures for their approval 
Sep 30
1st US voyage around the world - Columbia leaves Boston 
Oct 1
Russians under Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn. 
Oct 2
Maagden House opens in Amsterdam 
Oct 10
Amsterdam surrenders to Prussian invasion army 
Oct 17
Boston blacks, petition legislature for equal school facilities 
Oct 26
"Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of United States' Constitution 
Oct 27
Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers 
Oct 29
Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague) 
Nov 1
First free school in NYC (African Free School) opens 
Nov 18
First Unitarian minister in US ordained, Boston 
Nov 21
Andrew Jackson admitted to bar 
Nov 30
Spanish governor leaves Philippines 
Dec 6
Laurens Pieter van de Speigel appointed Dutch pension advisor 
Dec 7
Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify constitution 
Dec 12
Pennsylvania becomes 2nd state to ratify US constitution 
Dec 18
New Jersey becomes 3rd state to ratify constitution 
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