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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1795 AD

January

January 16: French army under Pichegru occupies Utrecht, Netherlands
January 18: French admitted to Amsterdam without resistance
January 18: Governor/viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
January 19: Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy

February

February 2: Joseph Haydns 102nd Symphony in B, premieres
February 5: Zealand Netherlands surrenders to French general Michaud
February 7: 11th Amendment to U.S. Constitution ratified, affirms power of states
February 7: Dutch Prince William V accepts British occupation of Dutch Indies
February 13: 1st state university in U.S. opens, University of North Carolina
February 17: Thomas Seddal harvests 8.3-kg potato from his garden Chester, England
February 21: Freedom of worship established in France under constitution

March

March 5: Amsterdam celebrates Revolution on the Dam; Square of Revolution
March 5: Treaty of Basel-Prussia ends war with France
March 11: Battle at Kurdla India: Mahratten beat Mogols
March 29: Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna

April

April 23: William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason

May

May 16: Hedges Treaty: Bataafse Republic becomes French vassel state

June

June 6: Fire destroy 1/3 of Copenhagen; 18,000 injured
June 24: U.S. and Great Britain sign Jay Treaty, 1st U.S. extradition treaty

July

July 1: John Rutledge becomes 2nd chief justice of Supreme Court
July 9: James Swan pays off the $2,024,899 U.S. national debt
July 15: "Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem
July 27: Spain and France sign peace treaty

August

August 15: Joseph Haydn leaves England forever
August 18: Curacao governor De Veer sends miltia to stop rebellious slaves
August 20: Joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England
August 25: Curacao slaves opponents returns to St. Christopher

September

September 5: U.S. - Algiers sign peace treaty
September 15: Cape Colony surrenders to England
September 16: British capture Capetown South Africa
September 19: Tula, leader of Curacao slave opposition, imprisoned
September 23: Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris

October

October 1: France annexes Southern Netherlands
October 2: Tula (leader slave uprising) sentence to death in Curacao
October 16: M von Bohms "Oorlogscantate" premieres
October 24: 3rd partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia and Russia
October 26: Pinckney's Treaty between Spain and U.S. is signed, establishing southern boundary of U.S. and giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi
October 27: Treaty of San Lorenzo, provides free navigation of Mississippi

November

November 20: Curacao government forbids slave work on Sunday
November 28: U.S. pays $800,000 and a frigate as tribute to Algiers and Tunis

December

December 19: 1st state appropriation of money for road building, Kentucky
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