1787 in History – What happened in year 1787

In history, year 1787 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1787.

Know what happened in 1787:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 DecemberDelaware became the first U.S. state to ratify the UnitedStates Constitution.
14 MayDelegates from the thirteen U.S. states convened theConstitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with theintention of revising the Articles of Confederation.
11 JanuaryGerman-born British composer and astronomer William Herscheldiscovered two Uranian moons, later named, by his son, after charactersfrom the Shakespeare play A Midsummer Night's Dream, Oberon and Titania.
11 JanuaryGerman-born British astronomer William Herschel discovered two Uranian moons, later named, by his son, Oberon and Titania.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1787:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 JuneConstant Prévost / Academic / France
04 OctoberFrançois Guizot / Politician / France
05 SeptemberFrançois Sulpice Beudant / Mineralogist / France
06 March Joseph von Fraunhofer / Astronomer / Germany
07 MayJacques Viger / Politician / Canada
09 DecemberJohn Dobson / Architect / United Kingdom
10 March William Etty / Painter / United Kingdom
10 DecemberThomas Hopkins Gallaudet / Educator / United States of America
10 March Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa y Berdejo / Politician / Spain
11 March Ivan Nabokov / General / Russia
12 February Norbert Provencher / Bishop / Canada
13 January John Davis / Politician / United States of America
16 DecemberMary Russell Mitford / Author / United Kingdom
18 NovemberLouis Daguerre / Physicist / France
19 AprilDeaf Smith / Soldier / United States of America
21 NovemberSamuel Cunard / Business Man / Canada
22 NovemberRasmus Rask / Linguist / Denmark
24 AugustJames Weddell / Hunter / Belgium
25 NovemberFranz Xaver Gruber / Organist / Austria
26 AprilLudwig Uhland / Poet / Germany

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