1787 in History – What happened in year 1787

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

In history, year 1787 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 1787.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1787 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
11 januaryGerman-born British composer and astronomer William Herscheldiscovered two Uranian moons, later named, by his son, after charactersfrom the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream, Oberon and Titania.
14 mayDelegates from the thirteen U.S. states convened theConstitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with theintention of revising the Articles of Confederation.
07 decemberDelaware became the first U.S. state to ratify the UnitedStates Constitution.
12 DecemberPennsylvania became the second province to adopt the Constitution of America.
11 JanuaryWilliam Herschel traces the two moons of Titania and Obernone, Uranus.
04 FebruaryShesh \ failed in the revolt of Massachusetts.
02 AprilA charter of the judiciary signed granting authority to establish the first New South Wales courts of criminal and civil jurisdiction.
31 MayThe first cricket match was held at the original Lord's Cricket Ground in London.
12 JuneUS law was passed, making it mandatory for the senator to be at least 30 years old.
13 JulyThe Congress of the United States ratified the Northwest Ordinance governing the rules for the Northwest Territory.
16 AugustTurkey declared war on Russia (Russo-Turkish War 1787–92).
17 SeptemberThe Constitution of the United States was adopted by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
02 OctoberMagden House opened in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
01 NovemberThe first secondary education school for girls in Södetskollen, Sweden, was established in Göteborg.
18 DecemberNew Jersey became the third state in America.


Famous birthdays in the year 1787:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 OctoberFrançois Guizot / Politician / France
04 JuneConstant Prévost / Academic / France
05 SeptemberFrançois Sulpice Beudant / Mineralogist / France
06 March Joseph von Fraunhofer / Astronomer / Germany
07 MayJacques Viger / Politician / Canada
09 DecemberJohn Dobson / Architect / United Kingdom
10 DecemberThomas Hopkins Gallaudet / Educator / United States of America
10 March William Etty / Painter / United Kingdom
10 March Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo / Politician / Spain
11 March Ivan Nabokov / General / Russia
12 February Norbert Provencher / Bishop / Canada
13 January John Davis / Politician / United States of America
13 AprilJohn Robertson / Politician / United States of America
16 DecemberMary Russell Mitford / Author / United Kingdom
18 NovemberLouis Daguerre / Physicist / France
19 AprilDeaf Smith / Soldier / United States of America
21 NovemberSamuel Cunard / Business Man / Canada
22 NovemberRasmus Rask / Linguist / Denmark
25 NovemberFranz Xaver Gruber / Organist / Austria
26 AprilLudwig Uhland / Poet / Germany
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