1798 in History
January 1 Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
January 8 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
January 22 Coup of Midderigh
January 30 Rep Matthew Lyon, Vermont spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold,Connecticut, in U.S. House of Representatives, after an argument
February 2 Federal St. Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in U.S. destroyed by fire
March 4 Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
March 9 Dr. George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the U.S. navy
March 29 Republic of Switzerland forms
April 7 Mississippi Territory organized
April 23 Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution
April 30 Department of Navy forms
May 26 British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
June 7 Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
June 13 Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
June 25 U.S. passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens
July 1 Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt
July 6 U.S. law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... and removed as alien enemies"
July 14 1st direct federal tax on states-on dwellings, land and slaves
July 14 Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous and malicious" writing against U.S. government
July 16 U.S. Public Health Service forms and U.S. Marine Hospital authorized
July 21 Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt
July 23 Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt
August 1 Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet
August 2 British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile
August 27 Battle at Castelbar, Ireland: French army hunts The English
September 1 England signs treaty with nizam of Hyderabad, India
September 5 New conscription law goes into effect in France
September 10 British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St. George
October 12 Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg
October 12 Friedrich von Schillers "Wallensteins Lager," premieres in Weimar
November 16 Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress
November 27 Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St. Peterburg jail
December 4 Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
December 5 Government troops occupy Hasselt
December 14 David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut and bolt machine
December 17 1st impeachment trial against a U.S. senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins
December 24 Russia and England sign Second anti-French Coalition