1792 in History
January 9 Russia and Turkey sign Peace of Jassy
February 7 Austria and Prussia sign anti-French covenant
February 7 D Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto," premieres in Vienna
February 20 U.S. postal service created; postage 6 cents -12 cents, depending on distance
February 21 Congress passes President Succession Act
February 23 Humane Society of Massachusetts incorporated (erected life-saving stations for distressed mariners)
February 23 Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G, premieres
March 1 U.S. Presidential Succession Act passed
March 4 Oranges introduced to Hawaii
March 16 Murder attempt on King Gustavus III by count Ankarstrom at opera
March 24 Benjamin West (U.S.) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
April 1 Gronings feminist Etta Palm demands women's right to divorce
April 2 Congress establishes Philadelphia mint
April 2 U.S. authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle and 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins and silver dollar, dollar, quarter, dime and half-dime
April 5 George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
April 14 France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
April 20 France declares war on Austria, Prussia and Sardinia
April 24 "La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
April 25 Guillotine 1st used, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier
May 7 Captain Robert Gray discovers Grays Harbor (Washington)
May 8 British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier, Washington
May 8 U.S. establishes military draft
May 11 Columbia River discovered and named by U.S. Captain Robert Gray
May 12 Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented
May 16 Denmark abolishes slave trade
May 17 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
May 19 Russian army enters Poland
June 1 Kentucky admitted as 15th U.S. state
June 4 Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
June 12 George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver BC
June 13 King Louis XVI fires French government
June 21 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil and Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
July 8 France declares war on Prussia
July 11 Prussia army moves into French territory
July 25 Dutch patriots exiles finds "Bataafs Legion"
July 30 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time
July 31 Cornerstone laid for 1st U.S. government building: U.S. Mint in Philadelphia
August 10 Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI
August 13 Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette
August 29 English warship Royal George capsizes in Spithead; kills 900
September 2 Paris masses remove nobles/clergymen out of jails and slaughter them
September 20 French defeat Prussians at Valmy
September 21 1st French Republic forms
September 21 Proposal by Collot D'Herbois, to abolish the monarchy in France
September 22 Origin of French Republican Era
October 2 Baptist Missionary Society forms in London
October 12 Columbus Day is 1st celebrated
October 13 1st Old Farmer's Almanac is published
October 13 Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)
November 6 Battle at Jemappes: French army beats Ausrtrians
November 14 Captain George Vancouver is 1st Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
November 25 Farmer's Almanac 1st published
December 5 George Washington re-elected U.S. president
December 8 1st cremation in U.S., Henry Laurens
December 11 France's King Louis XVI went on trial, accused of treason
December 12 In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
December 15 1st life insurance policy issued in U.S. in Philadelphia
December 17 Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city