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Date Event
Jan 16
French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht Neth 
Jan 18
French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance 
Jan 18
governor/viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England 
Jan 19
Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy 
Feb 2
Joseph Haydns 102nd Symphony in B, premieres 
Feb 5
Zealand, Netherlands, surrenders to French general Michaud 
Feb 7
11th Amendment to US Constitution ratified, affirms power of states 
Feb 7
Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies 
Feb 13
1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina 
Feb 17
Thomas Seddal harvests 8.3-kg potato from his garden Chester, England 
Feb 21
Freedom of worship established in France under constitution 
Feb 25
French Politician and Educator Joseph Lakanal, defines on behalf of the French Revolution an "educational utopia" aiming to "put an end to inequalities of development that affected a citizen's capacities for judgment." 
Mar 5
Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution 
Mar 5
Treaty of Basel-Prussia ends war with France 
Mar 11
Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols 
Mar 28
Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia. 
Mar 29
Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna 
Apr 7
France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length. 
Apr 23
William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason 
May 16
Hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassel state 
Jun 6
Fire destroy 1/3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured 
Jun 24
US & Great Britain sign Jay Treaty, 1st US extradition treaty 
Jul 1
John Rutledge becomes 2nd chief justice of US Supreme Court 
Jul 9
James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 US national debt 
Jul 15
"Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem 
Jul 25
The first stone of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is laid. 
Jul 27
Spain & France sign peace treaty 
Aug 15
Joseph Haydn leaves England forever 
Aug 17
Slave revolt at Knip plantation, Curacao 
Aug 18
Curacao governor De Veer sends miltia to stop rebellious slaves 
Aug 20
Joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England 
Aug 25
Curacao slaves opponents returns to St Christopher 
Sep 5
USA and Algiers sign peace treaty 
Sep 15
Cape Colony surrenders to Britain 
Sep 16
British capture Capetown South Africa 
Sep 19
Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned 
Sep 23
Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris 
Oct 1
France annexes Southern Netherlands 
Oct 1
Belgium is conquered by France. 
Oct 2
Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao 
Oct 16
M von Böhms "Oorlogscantate" premieres 
Oct 24
Third partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia 
Oct 26
Pinckney's Treaty between Spain & US is signed, establishing southern boundary of US & giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi 
Oct 26
The French Directory, a five-man revolutionary government, is created. 
Oct 27
Treaty of San Lorenzo provides free navigation of Mississippi 
Nov 20
Curacao government forbids slave work on Sunday 
Nov 28
US pays $800,000 & a frigate as tribute to Algiers & Tunis 
Dec 19
1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky 
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