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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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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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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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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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August 29 – Shays' Rebellion began in Massachusetts.

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Shays' Rebellion was an armed uprising in Massachusetts (mostly in and around Springfield) during 1786 and 1787. Revolutionary War veteran Daniel Shays led four thousand rebels (called Shaysites) in an uprising against perceived economic and civil rights injustices. In 1787, the rebels marched on the United States' Armory at Springfield in an unsuccessful attempt to seize its weaponry and overthrow the government.

The rebellion took place in a political climate where reform of the country's governing document, the Articles of Confederation, was widely seen as necessary. The events of the rebellion affected debates at the U.S. Constitutional Convention, and ultimately the shape of the new government. Indeed, the shock of Shays' Rebellion drew retired General George Washington back into public life, leading to his two terms as the United States' first President. The exact nature and consequence of the rebellion's influence on the content of the Constitution and the ratification debates continues to be a subject of historical discussion and debate.


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Franklin's Return to Philadelphia, 1785
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200 years before I was born! :o

And as it so happens, on August 16 – Britain creates the colony of New Brunswick. - the Canadian Province I live in :)

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New Brunswick was created as a result of the partitioning of the British colony of Nova Scotia in 1784 and was originally named New Ireland with the capital to be in Saint John (where I live). The name was soon replaced with New Brunswick by King George III (the king that went crazy eventually). The provincial flag features a ship superimposed on a yellow background with a yellow lion passant guardant on red pennon above it.

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Battle of Cuddalore
Was a battle between a British fleet and a smaller French fleet off the coast of India during the Anglo-French War

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June 18 – In Switzerland, Anna Göldi is sentenced to death for witchcraft (the last legal witchcraft sentence).

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A native of Sennwald, Anna Göldi arrived in Glarus in 1765. For seventeen years, she worked as a maidservant for Johann Jakob Tschudi, a physician. Tschudi reported her for having put needles in the bread and milk of one of his daughters, apparently through supernatural means. Göldi at first escaped arrest, but the authorities of the Canton of Glarus advertised a reward for her capture in the Zürcher Zeitung on 9 February 1782. Göldi was arrested and, under torture, admitted to entering in a pact with the Devil, who had appeared to her as a black dog. She withdrew her confession after the torture ended, but was sentenced to execution by decapitation. The charges were officially of "poisoning" rather than witchcraft, even though the law at the time did not impose the death penalty for non-lethal poisoning.

During her trial, official allegations of witchcraft were avoided, and the court protocols were destroyed. The sentence does therefore not strictly qualify as that of a witch trial. Still, because of the apparent witchhunt that led to the sentence, the execution sparked outrage throughout Switzerland and the Holy Roman Empire.


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August 5th - The Battle of Dogger Bank

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Was a British v. Dutch naval battle in the North Sea.

The British were fighting the Dutch because they were supplying the Americans with French supplies during the Revolutionary War

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