1794 in History



January 13 Congress changes U.S. flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes
January 14 Dr. Jessee Bennet of Edom Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation on his wife
February 4 French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery
February 10 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres
February 11 1st session of U.S. Senate open to the public
February 14 1st U.S. textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Philadelphia
February 28 U.S. Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin
March 3 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D
March 3 Richard Allen founded AME Church
March 11 Royal Theatre in London's Dury Lane opens
March 14 Eli Whitney patents cotton gin
March 22 Congress bans U.S. vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
March 23 1st U.S. patent (Joseph G Pierson for a riveting machine)
March 23 Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine
March 23 Lieutenant-General Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland
March 27 U.S. Navy forms
March 28 Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)
April 21 New York City formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect New York City from British
May 6 Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France
May 8 U.S. Post Office established
May 17 Hard frost in southern New England
May 18 2nd battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)
June 1 English fleet under Richard Earl Howe defeats French
June 4 Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers
June 5 Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
June 10 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, forms
June 10 France revolutionary regime begins trials
June 16 1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)
June 23 Empress Catherine II grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev
June 25 French troops occupy Charleroi
June 26 Battle of Colors: France under Jourdan beats Austrian army
June 30 Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio
July 2 2nd Battle of Seneffe: France-Austria
July 17 African Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated
July 17 Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church
July 27 Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris
July 31 All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem
August 1 Whiskey Rebellion begins
August 16 Hungarian revolutionary Ignac Martinovics arrested in Vienna
August 20 General Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio
August 26 French troops occupy Lock
September 27 French troops conquer Crevecoeur
October 9 French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
October 29 French troops occupies Venlo
October 31 John Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society
November 3 French troops conquer Maastricht
November 7 French troops conquer Nijmegen
November 9 Russian troops occupy Warsaw
November 19 Jakobonen Club forms in Paris
November 19 Jay Treaty, 1st U.S. extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain
November 21 Honolulu Harbor discovered
November 22 Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision and wearing of beards
December 8 1st issue of Herald of Rutland, VT published
December 15 Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France
December 30 French troops conquer Grave, Netherlands












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