1790 events in history

Jan 8 George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address in New York, New York
Jan 30 The first boat specializing as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne
Feb 1 In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time
Feb 11 The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for abolition of slavery
Mar 1 The first United States census is authorized
Mar 4 France is divided into 83 départements, cutting across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on ownership of land by the nobility
May 29 Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States' colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state
May 31 The United States enacts its first copyright statute, the Copyright Act of 1790
May 31 Manuel Quimper explores the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Jul 9 Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund – in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet
Jul 12 The Civil Constitution of the Clergy is passed in France by the National Constituent Assembly
Jul 14 French Revolution: Citizens of Paris celebrate the unity of the French people and the national reconciliation in the Fête de la Fédération
Jul 16 The District of Columbia is established as the capital of the United States after signature of the Residence Act
Jul 31 The first U.S. patent is issued, to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process
Aug 2 The first United States Census is conducted
Aug 4 A newly passed tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard)
Sep 25 Peking opera is born when the Four Great Anhui Troupes introduce Anhui opera to Beijing in honor of the Qianlong Emperor's eightieth birthday
Oct 22 Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War
Nov 1 Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, in which he predicts that the French Revolution will end in a disaster
Dec 6 The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Philadelphia
Dec 17 Discovery of the Aztec calendar stone
Dec 22 The Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Alexander Suvorov and his Russian armies
Dec 26 Louis XVI of France gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution
Dec 31 Efimeris, the oldest Greek newspaper of which issues have survived till today is published for the first time