1796 in History
January 23 Armand-Gaston Camus becomes chairman of Council of 500
February 29 Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England
March 1 1st National Meeting in the Hague
March 9 Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais
March 28 Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is 1st US-African church
March 31 Johann Wolfgang von Goethes "Egmont," premieres in Weimar
April 13 1st elephant arrives in U.S. from India
April 13 Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians
April 22 Napoleon defeats Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi
April 28 Cease fire of Cherasco
May 10 French government arrest 10 utopists
May 10 Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge
May 10 Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam
May 14 1st smallpox inoculation administered, by Edward Jenner
May 15 France and Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
May 15 French troops occupy Milan
May 16 Lombardije Republic forms
May 19 Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds
May 27 James S. McLean patents his piano
June 1 Last of Britain's troops withdraws from U.S.
June 1 Tennessee admitted as 16th U.S. state
July 4 1st Independence Day celebration is held
July 8 U.S. State Department issues 1st American passport
July 22 Cleveland, Ohio, founded by General Moses Cleaveland
August 8 Boston African Society establishes with 44 members
August 17 English beat Bataafs Navy in Saldanha Bay
August 19 Spain and France sign anti-English alliance
August 23 African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated
September 2 Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated
September 5 General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna Italy
September 8 Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians
September 19 George Washington's farewell address as president
October 5 Spain declares war on England
November 3 John Adams elected president
November 17 Battle of Arcole-Napolean I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy
December 18 1st U.S. newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)