1787 events in history

Jan 11 William Herschel discovers Titania and Oberon, two moons of Uranus
Jan 25 Shays' Rebellion: The rebellion's largest confrontation, outside the Springfield Armory, results in the killing of four rebels and the wounding of twenty
Feb 3 Militia led by General Benjamin Lincoln crush the remnants of Shays' Rebellion in Petersham, Massachusetts
May 13 Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England, with eleven ships full of convicts (the "First Fleet") to establish a penal colony in Australia
May 14 In Philadelphia, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States; George Washington presides
Jun 20 Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States
Jul 13 The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery
Aug 6 Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 17 The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia
Sep 28 The newly completed United States Constitution is voted on by the U.S. Congress to be sent to the state legislatures for approval
Oct 1 Russians under Alexander Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn
Oct 29 Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague
Dec 7 Delaware becomes the first state to ratify the United States Constitution
Dec 12 Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the United States Constitution, five days after Delaware became the first
Dec 18 New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution