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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1794 AD


January 13: Congress changes U.S. flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes
January 14: Dr. Jessee Bennet of Edom Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation on his wife


February 4: French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery
February 10: Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E, premieres
February 11: 1st session of U.S. Senate open to the public
February 14: 1st U.S. textile machinery patent granted, to James Davenport, Philadelphia
February 28: U.S. Senate voids Pennsylvania's election of Abraham Gallatin


March 3: 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D
March 3: Richard Allen founded AME Church
March 11: Royal Theatre in London's Dury Lane opens
March 14: Eli Whitney patents cotton gin
March 22: Congress bans U.S. vessels from supplying slaves to other countries
March 23: 1st U.S. patent (Joseph G Pierson for a riveting machine)
March 23: Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine
March 23: Lieutenant-General Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland
March 27: U.S. Navy forms
March 28: Louvre opens to the public (although officially opened since August)


April 21: New York City formally declares coast of Ellis Island publically owned, so they can build forts to protect New York City from British


May 6: Haiti, under Toussaint L'Ouverture, revolts against France
May 8: U.S. Post Office established
May 17: Hard frost in southern New England
May 18: 2nd battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)


June 1: English fleet under Richard Earl Howe defeats French
June 4: Congress passes Neutrality Act, bans Americans from serving in armed forces of foreign powers
June 5: Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
June 10: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, forms
June 10: France revolutionary regime begins trials
June 16: 1st stone layed at Dutch biggest grain windmill (De Walvisch)
June 23: Empress Catherine II grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev
June 25: French troops occupy Charleroi
June 26: Battle of Colors: France under Jourdan beats Austrian army
June 30: Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio


July 2: 2nd Battle of Seneffe: France-Austria
July 17: African Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, dedicated
July 17: Richard Allen organizes Philadelphia's Bethel African Meth Episcopal Church
July 27: Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris
July 31: All Jacobijnse clubs together in Haarlem


August 1: Whiskey Rebellion begins
August 16: Hungarian revolutionary Ignac Martinovics arrested in Vienna
August 20: General Mad Anthony Wayne defeated the Indians at Fallen Timbers Ohio
August 26: French troops occupy Lock


September 27: French troops conquer Crevecoeur


October 9: French troops occupy Hertogenbosch
October 29: French troops occupies Venlo
October 31: John Dalton 1st lecture to Manchester Literary/Philosophical Society


November 3: French troops conquer Maastricht
November 7: French troops conquer Nijmegen
November 9: Russian troops occupy Warsaw
November 19: Jakobonen Club forms in Paris
November 19: Jay Treaty, 1st U.S. extradition treaty, signed with Great Britain
November 21: Honolulu Harbor discovered
November 22: Strasbourg Alsace-Lorraine, prohibits circumcision and wearing of beards


December 8: 1st issue of Herald of Rutland, VT published
December 15: Revolutionary Tribunal abolished in France
December 30: French troops conquer Grave, Netherlands
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