1786 in History

February 13 Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia
February 24 Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India
May 1 Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)
June 8 Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised, Mr Hall, New York City
July 29 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette
August 2 Utrechtse Vroedschap flees
August 8 Congress adopts silver dollar and decimal system of money
August 8 Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard are 1st to climb to top of Mont Blanc
August 29 Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass
September 4 Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg
September 5 Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
September 11 Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce
September 26 England and France sign trade agreement
October 15 Earliest 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) recorded temp in New York City
October 20 Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in U.S.