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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1796 AD

January

January 23: Armand-Gaston Camus becomes chairman of Council of 500

February

February 29: Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England

March

March 1: 1st National Meeting in the Hague
March 9: Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais
March 28: Bethel African Methodist Church of Philadelphia is 1st US-African church
March 31: Johann Wolfgang von Goethes "Egmont," premieres in Weimar

April

April 13: 1st elephant arrives in U.S. from India
April 13: Battle at Millesimo Italy: Napoleon beats Austrians
April 22: Napoleon defeats Piedmontese at Battle of Mondovi
April 28: Cease fire of Cherasco

May

May 10: French government arrest 10 utopists
May 10: Napoleon defeats Austria in Battle of Lodi Bridge
May 10: Riot after disagreement of patriotic demand in Amsterdam
May 14: 1st smallpox inoculation administered, by Edward Jenner
May 15: France and Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
May 15: French troops occupy Milan
May 16: Lombardije Republic forms
May 19: Game protection law restricts encroachment on Indian hunting grounds
May 27: James S. McLean patents his piano

June

June 1: Last of Britain's troops withdraws from U.S.
June 1: Tennessee admitted as 16th U.S. state

July

July 4: 1st Independence Day celebration is held
July 8: U.S. State Department issues 1st American passport
July 22: Cleveland, Ohio, founded by General Moses Cleaveland

August

August 8: Boston African Society establishes with 44 members
August 17: English beat Bataafs Navy in Saldanha Bay
August 19: Spain and France sign anti-English alliance
August 23: African Methodist Episcopal Church incorporated

September

September 2: Jews of the Netherlands are emancipated
September 5: General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna Italy
September 8: Battle of Bassano-French beat Austrians
September 19: George Washington's farewell address as president

October

October 5: Spain declares war on England

November

November 3: John Adams elected president
November 17: Battle of Arcole-Napolean I's French forces beat Austrians in Italy

December

December 18: 1st U.S. newspaper to appear on Sunday (Baltimore Monitor)
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