1786 in History – What happened in year 1786

✅ Published on April 1st, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1786 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1786.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1786 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 mayThe Marriage of Figaro, an opera buffa composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna.
08 augustMichel-Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat completed the first recorded ascent of Mont Blanc in the Alps, an act considered to be the birth of modern mountaineering.
11 augustCaptain Francis Light founded the British colony of Penang,beginning more than a century of British involvement in Malaya.
29 augustLed by Daniel Shays, disgruntled farmers in WesternMassachusetts, US, angered by high tax burdens and disenfranchisement,started Shays' Rebellion.
12 SeptemberLord Cornwallis became the Governor General of India.
08 AugustThe US Congress accepted the silver dollar and the decimal system for currency.
06 JanuaryThe outer bound East Indian Halswell was wrecked on a storm off the south coast of England, leaving only 74 of the 240 survivors.
13 FebruaryAbraham Baldwin was elected president of the University of Georgia.
01 MayThe wedding of Mozart's opera Vivah premiered in Vienna.
10 JuneAn earthquake in China's Sijuan province broke the dam on the Dadu River, killing one million people.
29 JulyThe first newspaper was published in the West's Alleghany, Pitts Gadget.
01 AugustCaroline Herschel discovered a comet, the first discovery by a woman.
26 SeptemberEden Accord: A commercial treaty was signed between the states of Great Britain and France.
20 OctoberThe first astronomical expedition was conducted at Harvard University America.
07 NovemberThe Staughton Music Society, the oldest music organization in the United States, was founded.
04 DecemberMission Santa Barbara was founded by Padre Fermin Lassuen as the tenth part of the Spanish mission in California.


Famous birthdays in the year 1786:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 February Jacques Philippe Marie Binet / Mathematician / France
07 January John Catron / Lawyer / United States of America
07 OctoberLouis-Joseph Papineau / Politician / Canada
08 MayJohn Vianney / Priest / France
08 January Nicholas Biddle / Banker / United States of America
10 SeptemberNicolás Bravo / Politician / Mexico
10 SeptemberWilliam Mason / Politician / United States of America
11 OctoberStevenson Archer / Politician / United States of America
11 January Joseph Jackson Lister / Physicist / United Kingdom
13 JuneWinfield Scott / General / United States of America
15 MayDimitris Plapoutas / Politician / Greece
18 SeptemberJustinus Kerner / Poet / Germany
20 DecemberPietro Raimondi / Composer / Italy
20 JuneMarceline Desbordes-Valmore / Poet / France
21 JuneCharles Edward Horn / Writer / United Kingdom
24 February Martin W. Bates / Politician / United States of America
24 February Wilhelm Grimm / Author / Germany
26 February François Arago / Politician / France
29 SeptemberGuadalupe Victoria / Lawyer / Mexico
30 OctoberPhilippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé / Author / Canada
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