1790 in History
January 2 Mozart's opera "Cosi fan tutti" premieres, Vienna
January 4 President Washington delivers 1st State of the Union address
January 8 George Washington delivers 1st state of union address
January 11 Statisten and Vonckisten unite as Belgium
January 26 Mozart's opera "Cosi Fan Tutte" premieres in Vienna
January 30 Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr. Greathead, the inventor
February 1 Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (New York City)
February 11 Society of Friends petitions Congress for abolition of slavery
March 1 1st U.S. census authorized
March 13 John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia
March 21 Thomas Jefferson reports to President Washington in New York as Secretary of State
March 22 Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st U.S. Secretary of State
March 26 Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
March 27 The shoelace invented
April 3 Revenue Marine Service, U.S. Coast Guard, created
April 10 Robert Gray is 1st American to circumnavigate the Earth
April 10 U.S. Patent system forms
April 30 Colonial troops occupy Bonni's marroon village
May 26 Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress
May 29 Rhode Is becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying Constitution
May 31 U.S. copyright law enacted
June 9 1st book copyrighted under constitution, "Philadelphia Spelling Book"
July 16 Congress establishes District of Columbia
July 26 U.S. passes Assumption bill making U.S. responsible for state debts
July 31 1st U.S. patent granted, to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process
August 1 1st U.S. census, population of 3,939,214
August 4 U.S. Coast Guard founded as Revenue Cutter Service
August 9 Columbia returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st ship to carry U.S. flag around the world
August 10 Robert Gray's Columbia, completes 1st American around world voyage
August 14 Sweden and Russia sign Peace of Verela
October 28 New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
November 11 Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China
December 2 Austrian army occupies Brussels
December 6 Congress meets in Philadelphia, new temporary U.S. capital
December 17 Aztec calendar stone discovered in Mexico City
December 20 1st successful U.S. cotton mill to spin yarn (Pawtucket, RI)
December 22 Russian troops occupy Ismail on Turks