1792 events in history

Jan 25 The London Corresponding Society is founded
Feb 20 The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington
Mar 16 King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he dies on March 29
Mar 29 King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf
Apr 2 The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint
Apr 5 U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States
Apr 20 France declares war against the "King of Hungary and Bohemia", the beginning of French Revolutionary Wars
Apr 21 Tiradentes, a revolutionary leading a movement for Brazil's independence, is hanged, drawn and quartered
Apr 25 Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine
Apr 25 La Marseillaise (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Apr 28 France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War
May 11 Captain Robert Gray becomes the first documented white person to sail into the Columbia River
May 15 War of the First Coalition: France declares war on Kingdom of Sardinia
May 17 The New York Stock Exchange is formed under the Buttonwood Agreement
Jun 1 Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States
Jun 4 Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain
Jul 25 The Brunswick Manifesto is issued to the population of Paris promising vengeance if the French Royal Family is harmed
Aug 10 French Revolution: Storming of the Tuileries Palace – Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody as his Swiss Guards are massacred by the Parisian mob
Aug 13 King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people
Aug 16 Maximilien de Robespierre presents the petition of the Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly, which demanded the formation of a revolutionary tribunal
Sep 2 During what became known as the September Massacres of the French Revolution, rampaging mobs slaughter three Roman Catholic Church bishops, more than two hundred priests, and prisoners believed to be royalist sympathizers
Sep 11 The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored
Sep 20 French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Valmy
Sep 21 French Revolution: the National Convention declares France a republic and abolishes the absolute monarchy
Sep 22 Primidi Vendémiaire of year one of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being
Sep 26 Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France
Oct 12 First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York City
Oct 13 In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid
Oct 29 Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River
Dec 11 French Revolution: King Louis XVI of France is put on trial for treason by the National Convention