1792 in History – What happened in year 1792

In history, year 1792 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 1792.

Know what happened in 1792:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
04 JuneRoyal Navy Captain George Vancouver claimed Puget Sound in thePacific Northwest for Great Britain.
29 OctoberLt. William Broughton, a member of Captain George Vancouver'sdiscovery expedition, observed a peak in what is now Oregon, US, andnamed it Mount Hood after British admiral Samuel Hood.
22 SeptemberFrench Revolution-One day after the National Convention votedto abolish the monarchy, the French First Republic came into being.
11 MayMerchant sea captain Robert Gray became the first recordedEuropean to navigate the Columbia River in what is now the PacificNorthwest United States.
17 MayTwenty-four stock brokers signed the Buttonwood Agreement toestablish the New York Stock Exchange.
25 AprilThe guillotine (example pictured) was first used to carry outcapital punishment in France, with crowds marvelling at the machine'sspeed and precision.
02 SeptemberFrench Revolution-Due to an overwhelming fear that foreignarmies would attack Paris and prisoners would revolt, thousands ofpeople were summarily executed.
04 JuneRoyal Navy Captain George Vancouver claimed Puget Sound in thePacific Northwest for Great Britain.
22 SeptemberFrench Revolution-One day after the National Convention votedto abolish the monarchy, the French First Republic came into being.
25 AprilFrench composer Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle wrote 'LaMarseillaise', now the national anthem of France.
29 OctoberLt. William Broughton, a member of Captain George Vancouver'sdiscovery expedition, observed a peak in what is now Oregon, US, andnamed it Mount Hood after British admiral Samuel Hood.
22 SeptemberFrench Revolution-One day after the National Convention votedto abolish the monarchy, the French First Republic came into being.
17 MayTwenty-four stock brokers signed the Buttonwood Agreement toestablish the New York Stock Exchange.
20 AprilAfter Foreign Minister Charles François Dumouriez presented the French Legislative Assembly with a long list of grievances against Austria, France declared war to begin the French Revolutionary Wars.
20 AprilAfter Foreign Minister Charles François Dumouriez presented the French Legislative Assembly with a long list of grievances against Austria, France declared war to begin the French Revolutionary Wars.
04 JuneRoyal Navy Captain George Vancouver claimed Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest for Great Britain.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1792:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberNikolai Lobachevsky / Mathematician / Russia
02 AprilFrancisco de Paula Santander / Politician / Colombia
04 AugustPercy Bysshe Shelley / Poet / United Kingdom
04 March Isaac Lea / Geologist / United States of America
05 OctoberJoseph Crosfield / Business Man / United Kingdom
08 January Lowell Mason / Educator / United States of America
10 JulyGeorge M. Dallas / Politician / United States of America
12 January Johan August Arfwedson / Chemist / Sweden
12 AprilJohn Lambton / Politician / United Kingdom
12 OctoberChristian Gmelin / Chemist / Germany
14 January Christian de Meza / General / Denmark
19 JuneGustav Schwab / Author / Germany
20 February Eliza Courtney / Princess / France
21 MayGaspard-Gustave de Coriolis / Engineer / France
26 AugustManuel Oribe / Politician / Uruguay
26 SeptemberWilliam Hobson / Politician / New Zealand
28 February Karl Ernst von Baer / Biologist / Germany
29 AugustCharles Grandison Finney / Author / United States of America
29 February Gioachino Rossini / Pianist / Italy
30 DecemberSylvester Jordan / Politician / Germany

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