1788 events in history

Jan 1 First edition of The Times of London, previously The Daily Universal Register, is published
Jan 2 Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution
Jan 9 Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States
Jan 18 The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrive at Botany Bay
Jan 19 The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrive at Botany Bay
Jan 20 The third and main part of First Fleet arrives at Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip decides that Botany Bay is unsuitable for the location of a penal colony, and decides to move to Port Jackson
Jan 26 The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent. Commemorated as Australia Day
Feb 6 Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution
Feb 9 The Habsburg Empire joins the Russo-Turkish War in the Russian camp
Mar 6 The First Fleet arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement
Mar 21 A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins
Apr 7 American Pioneers to the Northwest Territory arrive at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers, establishing Marietta, Ohio, as the first permanent American settlement of the new United States in the Northwest Territory, and opening the westward expansion of the new country
Apr 28 Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States
May 8 The French Parlement is suspended to be replaced by the creation of forty-seven new courts
May 23 South Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution as the 8th American state
Jun 7 French Revolution: Day of the Tiles — civilians in Grenoble toss roof tiles and various objects down upon royal troops
Jun 11 Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska
Jun 21 New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the 9th state in the United States
Jun 25 Virginia becomes the 10th state to ratify the United States Constitution
Jul 25 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his Symphony No. 40 in G minor (K550)
Jul 26 New York ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the 11th state of the United States
Sep 13 The Philadelphia Convention sets the date for the first presidential election in the United States, and New York City becomes the country's temporary capital