1790 in History – What happened in year 1790

In history, year 1790 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 1790.

Know what happened in 1790:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 July U.S. President George Washington signed the Residence Act,selecting a new permanent site along the Potomac River for the capitalof the United States, which later became Washington, D.C.
17 DecemberThe Aztec calendar stone (pictured), now a symbol of modernMexican culture, was excavated in the Zócalo, Mexico City's mainsquare.
25 SeptemberPeking opera (performer pictured) was born when the Four GreatAnhui Troupes introduced Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the QianlongEmperor's eightieth birthday
16 JulyU.S. President George Washington signed the Residence Act,selecting a new permanent site along the Potomac River for the capitalof the United States, which later became Washington, D.C.
02 AugustThe first United States Census was conducted, as mandated bythe United States Constitution to allocate Congressional seats andelectoral votes.
08 January George Washington delivered the first State of the Unionaddress in New York City, then the provisional capital of the UnitedStates.
17 DecemberThe Aztec calendar stone, now a modern symbol of Mexicanculture, was excavated in the Zócalo, Mexico City's main square.
25 SeptemberPeking opera was born when the Four Great Anhui Troupes introduced Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor's eightieth birthday.
02 AugustThe first United States Census was conducted, as mandated bythe United States Constitution to allocate Congressional seats andelectoral votes.
04 AugustA newly passed tariff act in the United States established theRevenue Cutter Service, an armed maritime law enforcement service thatwas the forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard.
09 JulyRusso-Swedish War-During the Second Battle of Svensksund inthe Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captured one third of the Russianfleet.
01 FebruaryThe Supreme Court of the United States (modern bulidingpictured), the highest judicial body in the US and the head of thejudicial branch of the federal government, first convened at theMerchants' Exchange Building in New York City.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1790:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JuneFerdinand Raimund / Actor / Austria
03 OctoberJohn Ross / Tribal Chief / United States of America
04 JulyGeorge Everest / Geographer / United Kingdom
08 AugustFerenc Kölcsey / Poet / Hungary
13 JuneJosé Antonio Páez / Politician / Venezuela
13 AugustWilliam Wentworth / Journalist / Australia
14 March Ludwig Emil Grimm / Painter / Germany
17 NovemberAugust Ferdinand Möbius / Astronomer / Germany
19 January Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom / Poet / Sweden
21 OctoberAlphonse de Lamartine / Politician / France
21 AprilManuel Blanco Encalada / Politician / Chile
21 MayWilliam Cavendish / Politician / United Kingdom
23 OctoberChauncey Allen Goodrich / Politician / United States of America
23 MayJules Dumont d'Urville / Admiral / France
23 MayJames Pradier / Sculptor / France
23 DecemberJean-François Champollion / Philologist / France
29 March John Tyler / Politician / United States of America

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