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Worldwide Timeline of 1790

Mar 6, 2013 7:45:00 AM
By BLO Staff

Ever wonder what the world was like in 1790? Here is a snapshot of major events around the world in the same year Mozart premiered Così Fan Tutte:

January 8th - 1st US President George Washington delivers 1st state of the union address

January 26th - Mozart's opera Così Fan Tutte premieres at the Burg Theatre in Vienna

February 1st – US Supreme Court convenes for 1st time in NYC

February 4th – Louis XVI accepts the constitution drafted by French revolutionaries and declares to the National Assembly that he will maintain the new constitutional laws

March 22nd - Thomas Jefferson becomes the 1st US Secretary of State

March 27th - The modern shoelace is invented in England

April 17th – Ben Franklin dies in Philadelphia at the age of 84 

July 3rd – In Paris, the Marquis of Condorcet proposed granting civil rights to women.

July 9 – Russo-Swedish War: The Swedish navy captured one third of the Russian fleet at the naval battle of Svensksund in the Baltic Sea.

July 17th – Economist Adam Smith, Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy, dies

August 1st - 1st US census (population of 3,939,214; 697,624 are slaves)

November 11th – Chrysanthemums are introduced into England from China

Unknown date – Emmanuel Kant published his "Critique of Judgement." His analysis of the nature of art and aesthetic experience proved to be a major influence on modern ideas

Unknown date – Beethoven composed his "Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II"

Unknown date – Pineapples are introduced to the Sandwich Islands (now known as Hawaii)

Topics: Cosi fan Tutte, digging deeper

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