1789 in History – What happened in year 1789

In history, year 1789 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 1789.

Know what happened in 1789:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 November Pope Pius VI appointed Father John Carroll as the firstCatholic bishop in the United States.
20 JuneFrench Revolution-Meeting on a tennis court near the Palace ofVersailles, members of France's Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath,pledging not to separate until a new constitution was established.
21 January The Power of Sympathy by William Hill Brown, widely considered to be the first American novel, was published.
28 AugustWith the first use of his new 1.2 m (3.9 ft) telescope, thenthe largest in the world, William Herschel discovered a new moon ofSaturn, which was later named Enceladus.
05 OctoberFrench Revolution-Upset about the high price and scarcity ofbread, thousands of Parisian women and their various allies marched onthe royal palace at Versailles.
24 SeptemberThe First United States Congress passed the Judiciary Act of1789, establishing the U.S. federal judiciary and setting the number ofSupreme Court Justices.
26 AugustFrench Revolution-The Declaration of the Rights of Man and ofthe Citizen, defining a set of individual and collective rights of thepeople, was approved by the National Constituent Assembly.
27 JulyThe U.S. State Department, then known as the Department ofForeign Affairs, became the first federal agency created under the U.S.Constitution.
04 March As per the U.S. Constitution, the bicameral U.S. Congressofficially replaced the unicameral Congress of the Confederation as thelegislative body of the federal government.
21 JanuaryThe Power of Sympathy by William Hill Brown, widely consideredto be the first American novel, was published.
05 OctoberFrench Revolution-Upset about the high price and scarcity ofbread, thousands of Parisian women and their various allies marched onthe royal palace at Versailles.
06 NovemberPope Pius VI appointed Father John Carroll as the firstCatholic bishop in the United States.
11 DecemberThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the oldest public universities in the United States and the only one to award degrees in the 18th century, received its charter.
12 JulyFrench Revolution-Journalist Camille Desmoulins gave animpassioned speech protesting the dismissal of finance minister JacquesNecker the day before, inspiring listeners to storm the Bastille twodays later.
19 OctoberJohn Jay was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the UnitedStates.
20 JuneFrench Revolution-Meeting in a tennis court near the Palace ofVersailles, members of France's Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath,pledging not to separate until a new constitution was established.
23 January Bishop John Carroll purchased a plot of land that would be thehome of the future Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic Universityin the United States.
24 SeptemberThe First United States Congress passed the Judiciary Act of1789, establishing the U.S. federal judiciary and setting the number ofSupreme Court Justices.
27 JulyThe U.S. State Department, then known as the Department ofForeign Affairs, became the first federal agency created under the U.S.Constitution.
06 NovemberPope Pius VI appointed Father John Carroll as the firstCatholic bishop in the United States.
05 OctoberFrench Revolution-Upset about the high price and scarcity ofbread, thousands of Parisian women and their various allies marched onthe royal palace at Versailles.
24 OctoberThe Brabant Revolution, sometimes considered as the firstexpression of Belgian nationalism, began with the invasion of theAustrian Netherlands by an émigré army from the Dutch Republic.
26 AugustFrench Revolution-The Declaration of the Rights of Man and ofthe Citizen, defining a set of individual and collective rights of thepeople, was approved by the National Constituent Assembly.
20 JuneFrench Revolution-Meeting in a tennis court near the Palace ofVersailles, members of France's Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath,pledging not to separate until a new constitution was established.
28 AprilAbout 1,300 miles west of Tahiti, Fletcher Christian, master'smate on board the Royal Navy ship HMAV Bounty, led a mutiny against theship's commander William Bligh.
30 AprilGeorge Washington took the oath of office as the firstPresident of the United States at Federal Hall in New York City.
21 JanuaryThe Power of Sympathy by William Hill Brown, widely consideredto be the first American novel, was published.
01 AprilFrederick Muhlenberg became the first person to qualify under the United States Constitution's strict mandate of what defines a head of the household for U.S. government purposes.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1789:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 JulyJohann Friedrich Overbeck / Painter / Germany
05 NovemberWilliam Bland / Politician / Australia
08 OctoberWilliam John Swainson / Ornithologist / United Kingdom
08 OctoberJohn Ruggles / Politician / United States of America
09 February Franz Xaver Gabelsberger / Engineer / Germany
09 SeptemberMenachem Mendel Schneersohn / Rabbi / Poland
15 SeptemberJames Fenimore Cooper / Writer / United States of America
15 DecemberCarlos Soublette / Politician / Venezuela
15 OctoberWilliam Christopher Zeise / Chemist / Denmark
15 JuneJosiah Henson / Author / United States of America
16 March Georg Ohm / Mathematician / Germany
16 March Francis Rawdon Chesney / General / United Kingdom
16 OctoberWilliam Burton / Politician / United States of America
17 January August Neander / Historian / Germany
19 OctoberTheophilos Kairis / Philosopher / Greece
19 JulyJohn Martin / Painter / United Kingdom
20 JulyMahmud II / Sultan / Turkey
23 MayFranz Schlik / Earl / Austria
27 February Manuel Rodríguez Erdoíza / Politician / Chile
30 JuneHorace Vernet / Painter / France

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