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1794Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing cotton industry in the southern US states

1794Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great) grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev

1794 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 11
Robert Forsythe, a U.S. Marshal is killed in Augusta, Georgia when trying to serve court papers, the first US marshal to die while carrying out his duties. 
Jan 13
Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes 
Jan 14
Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom, Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation in the US on his wife 
Feb 4
French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery 
Feb 10
Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres 
Feb 11
1st session of US Senate open to the public 
Feb 14
1st US textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Phila 
Feb 26
Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down. 
Feb 28
US Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin 
Mar 3
1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D 
Mar 3
Richard Allen founded AME Church 
Mar 12
Theatre Royal in London's Dury Lane opens after being rebuilt 
Mar 14
Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing cotton industry in the southern US states 
Mar 22
Congress bans US vessels from supplying slaves to other countries 
Mar 23
Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine 
Mar 23
Lt-general Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland 
Mar 27
The United States Government establishes a permanent navy and authorizes the building of six frigates. 
Mar 27
Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact. 
Mar 28
Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August) 
Mar 28
Allies under the prince of Coburg defeat French forces at Le Cateau. 
Apr 21
NYC formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect NYC from British 
Apr 30
The Battle of Boulou is fought, in which French forces defeated the Spanish under General Union. 
May 6
Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France 
May 17
Hard frost in southern New England 
May 18
2nd battle of Bouvines (France-Austria) 
Jun 1
Glorious First of June; first naval battle between Britain (under Admiral Lord Howe) and France (Vice-Admiral Louis Thomas Villaret de Joyeuse) during French Revolutionary Wars. Britain gains tactical win. 
Jun 4
Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers 
Jun 5
US Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces 
Jun 10
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia forms 
Jun 10
France revolutionary regime begins trials 
Jun 16
1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch) 
Jun 23
Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great) grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev 
Jun 24
Bowdoin College is founded in Maine, USA 
Jun 25
French troops occupy Charleroi 
Jun 26
Battle of Fleurus; major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon 
Jun 30
Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio 
Jul 2
2nd Battle of Seneffe: France-Austria 
Jul 13
Battle of the Vosges between French forces and those of Prussia and Austria 
Jul 17
Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church 
Jul 27
Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris 
Jul 28
French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris 
Jul 29
African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated 
Jul 31
All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem 
Aug 1
Whiskey Rebellion begins in western Pennsylvania 
Aug 8
Joseph Whidbey and George Vancouver lead an expedition to search for the Northwest Passage near Juneau, Alaska. 
Aug 16
Hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna 
Aug 20
Gen Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio 
Aug 26
French troops occupy Lock 
Sep 27
French troops conquer Crèvecoeur 
Oct 9
French troops occupy Hertogenbosch 
Oct 29
French troops occupies Venlo 
Oct 31
John Dalton's first lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society 
Nov 3
French troops conquer Maastricht 
Nov 7
French troops conquer Nijmegen 
Nov 9
Russian troops occupy Warsaw 
Nov 19
Jakobin Club forms in Paris 
Nov 19
Jay Treaty, first US extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain 
Nov 21
Honolulu Harbor discovered 
Nov 22
Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision & wearing of beards 
Dec 8
1st issue of Herald of Rutland, VT published 
Dec 15
Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France 
Dec 30
French troops conquer Grave Neth 
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