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 Post subject: Re: Count down from 2016 with real world facts!
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Napoleon Bonaparte seizes the Papal States which become part of the revolutionary Cisalpine Republic. Pope Pius VI signs the Armistice of Bologna and is forced to pay contribution (34 million francs).

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Big year for the Dutch. On January 16th the French occupy Utrecht, Netherlands.
January 18 – Batavian Revolution in Amsterdam. William V, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, flees the country.

And for the US: on February 7th the Eleventh Amendment to the United States Constitution is passed.


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June 26 – Battle of Fleurus: French forces defeat the Austrians and their allies, leading to permanent loss of the Austrian Netherlands and destruction of the Dutch Republic. French use of an observation balloon marks the first participation of an aircraft in battle.

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1793

French Revolutionary Wars: France declares war on Great Britain and the Netherlands.

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The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada.


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France declares war against Austria, beginning the French Revolutionary Wars.

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The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act 1791, splitting the old Province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.

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from 1763–1791 this area was known as the Province of Quebec but is then split in two:

Upper and Lower Canada would eventually combine into the United Province of Canada in 1841 and then later become full on Canada in 1867 :)


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The modern shoestring (string and shoe holes) was first invented in England in 1790 (first recorded date March 27). Before shoestrings, shoes were commonly fastened with buckles.


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February 4 – George Washington is unanimously elected the first President of the United States by the United States Electoral College.

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Picture: April 30, 1789: George Washington’s First Inauguration

Meanwhile in France: An estimated 150,000 of Paris's 600,000 people are without work.

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The French Revolution (1789–1799) begins with the Storming of the Bastille: Citizens of Paris storm the fortress of the Bastille and free the only seven prisoners held. In rural areas, peasants attack manors of the nobility.


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1788

America's first recorded riot, the 'Doctors' Mob', begins. Residents of Manhattan are angry about grave robbers stealing bodies for doctors to dissect. The rioting is suppressed on the 15th.

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Also : King George III of the United Kingdom becomes deranged; the Regency Crisis of 1788 starts.


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December 7 – Delaware ratifies the Constitution and becomes the first U.S. state.

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December 12 – Pennsylvania becomes the second U.S. state.
December 18 – New Jersey becomes the third U.S. state.


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