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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1798 AD

January

January 1: Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books
January 8: 11th Amendment ratified, judicial powers construed
January 22: Coup of Midderigh
January 30: Rep Matthew Lyon, Vermont spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold,Connecticut, in U.S. House of Representatives, after an argument

February

February 2: Federal St. Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in U.S. destroyed by fire

March

March 4: Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
March 9: Dr. George Balfour becomes 1st naval surgeon in the U.S. navy
March 29: Republic of Switzerland forms

April

April 7: Mississippi Territory organized
April 23: Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution
April 30: Department of Navy forms

May

May 26: British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara

June

June 7: Jews of Pesaro Italy fast commemorating murder of Jews
June 13: Mission San Luis Rey de Francia founded in California
June 25: U.S. passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens

July

July 1: Napoleon's fleet reaches Alexandria Egypt
July 6: U.S. law makes aliens "liable to be apprehended, restrained, ... and removed as alien enemies"
July 14: 1st direct federal tax on states-on dwellings, land and slaves
July 14: Sedition Act prohibits "false, scandalous and malicious" writing against U.S. government
July 16: U.S. Public Health Service forms and U.S. Marine Hospital authorized
July 21: Napoleon Bonaparte wins Battle of Pyramids in Egypt
July 23: Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt

August

August 1: Battle of Abukir on the Nile-Nelson defeats French fleet
August 2: British under Admiral Horatio Nelson beat French at Battle of Nile
August 27: Battle at Castelbar, Ireland: French army hunts The English

September

September 1: England signs treaty with nizam of Hyderabad, India
September 5: New conscription law goes into effect in France
September 10: British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St. George

October

October 12: Flemish uprising against French occupied Boerenkrijg
October 12: Friedrich von Schillers "Wallensteins Lager," premieres in Weimar

November

November 16: Kentucky becomes 1st state to nullify an act of Congress
November 27: Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St. Peterburg jail

December

December 4: Rebellious Flemish farmers occupy Hasselt
December 5: Government troops occupy Hasselt
December 14: David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patents a nut and bolt machine
December 17: 1st impeachment trial against a U.S. senator (Wm Blount, TN) begins
December 24: Russia and England sign Second anti-French Coalition
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