1790 in History – What happened in year 1790

✅ Published on April 2nd, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1790 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 1790.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1790 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
08 januaryGeorge Washington delivered the first State of the Union Address in New York City, then the provisional capital of the United States.
01 februaryThe Supreme Court of the United States, the highest judicial body in the US and the head of thejudicial branch of the federal government, first convened at theMerchants' Exchange Building in New York City.
09 julyRusso-Swedish War-During the Second Battle of Svensksund inthe Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captured one third of the Russianfleet.
16 julyU.S. President George Washington signed the Residence Act,selecting a new permanent site along the Potomac River for the capitalof the United States, which later became Washington, D.C.
02 augustThe first United States Census was conducted, as mandated bythe United States Constitution to allocate Congressional seats andelectoral votes.
04 augustA newly passed tariff act in the United States established theRevenue Cutter Service, an armed maritime law enforcement service thatwas the forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard.
25 septemberPeking opera was born when the Four Great Anhui Troupes introduced Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor's eightieth birthday.
17 decemberThe Aztec calendar stone now a symbol of modern Mexican culture, was excavated in the Zócalo, Mexico City main square.
02 AugustIt was the first time the American government got a public engagement in the US.
08 JanuaryAmerica's first President George Washington addressed the country for the first time.
08 JanuaryThe President of the United States, George Washington, gave the first address of the University State in New York City.
04 FebruaryLouis XVI of France announced in the National Assembly that he would uphold constitutional law.
01 MarchThe first authorized census of the United States took place; It was held later that year.
10 AprilThe United States established the patent system.
29 MayRhode Island ratified the United States Constitution and became the last of the 13 original states to do so.
09 JuneRoyal consent was granted to establish the port of Milford Haven in Wales.
16 JulyThe US Congress established Columbia.
21 AugustThe British army, led by General Meadows, captured Dindigul in Tamil Nadu.
30 SeptemberLeopold II began to rule the Holy Roman Emperor.
18 OctoberJoseph Scheeling by Frederick Wilhelm was generally allowed to enroll in the Tubinger Stiff at an earlier age than permitted.
11 NovemberChrysanthemums were introduced from China into England.
11 DecemberRusso-Turkish War 1787–92): 26,000 Turkish soldiers lost their lives during the storm of Alexander Savorov of Izamel.


Famous birthdays in the year 1790:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JuneFerdinand Raimund / Actor / Austria
03 OctoberJohn Ross / Tribal Chief / United States of America
04 JulyGeorge Everest / Geographer / United Kingdom
08 AugustFerenc Kölcsey / Poet / Hungary
13 AugustWilliam Wentworth / Journalist / Australia
13 JuneJosé Antonio Páez / Politician / Venezuela
14 March Ludwig Emil Grimm / Painter / Germany
17 NovemberAugust Ferdinand Möbius / Astronomer / Germany
19 January Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom / Poet / Sweden
21 MayWilliam Cavendish / Politician / United Kingdom
21 OctoberAlphonse de Lamartine / Politician / France
21 AprilManuel Blanco Encalada / Politician / Chile
23 OctoberChauncey Allen Goodrich / Politician / United States of America
23 DecemberJean-François Champollion / Philologist / France
23 MayJames Pradier / Sculptor / France
23 MayJules Dumont d'Urville / Admiral / France
29 March John Tyler / Politician / United States of America
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