What important events in U S history took place in 1792?

    Who was president? Any wars?

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    1792 in History
    January 9 Russia and Turkey sign Peace of Jassy
    February 7 Austria and Prussia sign anti-French covenant
    February 7 D Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto," premieres in Vienna
    February 20 U.S. postal service created; postage 6 cents -12 cents, depending on distance
    February 21 Congress passes President Succession Act
    February 23 Humane Society of Massachusetts incorporated (erected life-saving stations for distressed mariners)
    February 23 Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G, premieres
    March 1 U.S. Presidential Succession Act passed
    March 4 Oranges introduced to Hawaii
    March 16 Murder attempt on King Gustavus III by count Ankarstrom at opera
    March 24 Benjamin West (U.S.) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
    April 1 Gronings feminist Etta Palm demands women's right to divorce
    April 2 Congress establishes Philadelphia mint
    April 2 U.S. authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle and 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins and silver dollar, dollar, quarter, dime and half-dime
    April 5 George Washington casts 1st presidential veto
    April 14 France declares war on Austria, starting French Revolutionary Wars
    April 20 France declares war on Austria, Prussia and Sardinia
    April 24 "La Marseillaise" composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle
    April 25 Guillotine 1st used, executes highwayman Nicolas J Pelletier
    May 7 Captain Robert Gray discovers Grays Harbor (Washington)
    May 8 British Captain George Vancouver sights, names Mount Rainier, Washington
    May 8 U.S. establishes military draft
    May 11 Columbia River discovered and named by U.S. Captain Robert Gray
    May 12 Toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals is patented
    May 16 Denmark abolishes slave trade
    May 17 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
    May 19 Russian army enters Poland
    June 1 Kentucky admitted as 15th U.S. state
    June 4 Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Britain
    June 12 George Vancouver discovers site of Vancouver BC
    June 13 King Louis XVI fires French government
    June 21 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil and Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
    July 8 France declares war on Prussia
    July 11 Prussia army moves into French territory
    July 25 Dutch patriots exiles finds "Bataafs Legion"
    July 30 500 Marseillaisian men sing France's national anthem for 1st time
    July 31 Cornerstone laid for 1st U.S. government building: U.S. Mint in Philadelphia
    August 10 Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI
    August 13 Revolutionaries imprison French royals including Marie Antoinette
    August 29 English warship Royal George capsizes in Spithead; kills 900
    September 2 Paris masses remove nobles/clergymen out of jails and slaughter them
    September 20 French defeat Prussians at Valmy
    September 21 1st French Republic forms
    September 21 Proposal by Collot D'Herbois, to abolish the monarchy in France
    September 22 Origin of French Republican Era
    October 2 Baptist Missionary Society forms in London
    October 12 Columbus Day is 1st celebrated
    October 13 1st Old Farmer's Almanac is published
    October 13 Washington lays cornerstone of Executive Mansion (White House)
    November 6 Battle at Jemappes: French army beats Ausrtrians
    November 14 Captain George Vancouver is 1st Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
    November 25 Farmer's Almanac 1st published
    December 5 George Washington re-elected U.S. president
    December 8 1st cremation in U.S., Henry Laurens
    December 11 France's King Louis XVI went on trial, accused of treason
    December 12 In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn
    December 15 1st life insurance policy issued in U.S. in Philadelphia
    December 17 Opening of 1st legislative assembly of Lower Canada in Quebec city
    George Washington re-elected for president,Columbus day celebrated for the first time.Post office charges 6-12 cent to deliver mail

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