1788 in History – What happened in year 1788

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

In history, year 1788 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 1788.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1788 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
18 januaryThe armed tender HMS Supply, the first ship of the First Fleet, arrived at Botany Bay, Australia.
07 aprilAmerican pioneers established the town of Marietta (in modern Ohio), the first permanent American settlement outside the original Thirteen Colonies.
23 maySouth Carolina ratified the United States Constitution as the eighth American state. the colony adopted the Constitution of South Carolina becoming the first republic in America. John Rutledge was elected as the state's first president.
07 juneCitizens of Grenoble threw roof tiles onto royal soldiers, anevent sometimes credited as the beginning of the French Revolution.
25 juneVirginia became the tenth state to ratify the United States Constitution. Virginia officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as a former dominion of the English Crown, and "Mother of Presidents" due to the fact eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state.
25 JuneVirginia became the 10th state to adopt the US Constitution.
26 JulyNew York became the 11th state of the United States.
31 JulyMaryland became the seventh state to ratify the US Constitution.
13 SeptemberNew York City became America's first capital.
02 FebruaryPitts Regulatory Act was implemented for administrative reforms in the country.
28 AprilMary Land became the seventh state to ratify the US Constitution.
26 JanuaryAustralia became a colony of Britain.
07 FebruarySydney was named and named by the British Colony of New South Wales.
21 MarchThe Great New Orleans fire killed 25% of the population and destroyed 856 buildings, including St. Louis Cathedral and Cabadie, and transformed much of the city into ruins.
28 AprilMaryland ratified the United States Constitution and the seventh U.S. The state was created.
15 MayAustralian border wars started.
11 JuneRussian explorer Grasim Izmailov reached Alaskan.
26 JulyNew York ratified the Constitution of the United States and became the eleventh US state.
08 AugustFor the first time since 1614, King Louis XVI of France agreed in May 1789 to convene the first estates-general meeting.
24 SeptemberThe \ Theater War \ began when the Denmark-Norway army attacked Sweden.
01 OctoberWilliam Brody is hanged at the Tollbooth in Edinburgh.
14 DecemberKing Charles III of Spain has died and his son Charles IV succeeded him.


Famous birthdays in the year 1788:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyJean-Victor Poncelet / Engineer / France
02 AprilWilhelmine Reichard / Balloonist / Germany
02 AprilFrancisco Balagtas / Poet / Philippines
02 AugustLeopold Gmelin / Academic / Germany
05 February Robert Peel / Politician / United Kingdom
07 March Antoine César Becquerel / Biochemist / France
08 JuneCharles A. Wickliffe / Politician / United States of America
09 AugustAdoniram Judson / Missionary / United States of America
10 SeptemberJacques Boucher de Crèvecœur de Perthes / Author / France
11 January William Thomas Brande / Academic / United Kingdom
11 OctoberSimon Sechter / Composer / Austria
14 AprilDavid G. Burnet / Politician / United States of America
16 MayFriedrich Rückert / Poet / Germany
19 January Pavel Kiselyov / Politician / Russia
21 February Francis Ronalds / Engineer / Britain
22 January Lord Byron / Poet / United Kingdom
22 February Arthur Schopenhauer / Author / Germany
24 OctoberSarah Josepha Hale / Poet / United States of America
24 February Johan Christian Dahl / Painter / Germany
27 AprilCharles Robert Cockerell / Archaeologist / United Kingdom
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