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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1786 AD

February

February 13: Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia
February 24: Charles Cornwallis appointed governor-general of India

May

May 1: Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)

June

June 8: Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised, Mr Hall, New York City

July

July 29: 1st newspaper published west of Alleghanies, Pitts Gazette

August

August 2: Utrechtse Vroedschap flees
August 8: Congress adopts silver dollar and decimal system of money
August 8: Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard are 1st to climb to top of Mont Blanc
August 29: Shay's Rebellion in Springfield, Mass

September

September 4: Orange troops plunder Hattem/Elburg
September 5: Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
September 11: Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce
September 26: England and France sign trade agreement

October

October 15: Earliest 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) recorded temp in New York City
October 20: Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in U.S.
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