1786 events in history

Jan 16 Virginia enacted the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson
May 1 In Vienna, Austria, Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro is performed for the first time
Jun 10 A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China
Jun 25 Gavriil Pribylov discovers St. George Island of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea
Jun 29 Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario
Aug 8 Mont Blanc on the French – Italian border is climbed for the first time by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel-Gabriel Paccard
Aug 11 Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia
Aug 29 Shays' Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens
Sep 11 The beginning of the Annapolis Convention
Sep 26 Protestors shut down the court in Springfield, Massachusetts in a military standoff that begins Shays' Rebellion
Nov 7 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society
Nov 30 The Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern state to abolish the death penalty (later commemorated as Cities for Life Day)
Dec 4 Mission Santa Barbara is dedicated (on the feast day of Saint Barbara)
Dec 29 French Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convened