< MDCCXC = 1790 >
Events in 1790
|4 January:|| ||American president Washington delivers the first “State of the Union” speech.|
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|14 February:|| ||In this Chinese New Year the Rooster makes room for the Year of the Dog.|
|31 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|4 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|17 April:|| ||Benjamin Franklin, American founding father, dies in Philadelphia at age 84.|
|4 May:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1204 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|8 May:|| ||The French National Assembly defines the new metre as the length of a pendulum with a half-period of one second.|
|23 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|3 June:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|17 July:|| ||Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher, considered the father of modern economics and capitalism, dies in Edinburgh at age 67.|
|31 July:|| ||The United States Patent Office, founded 10 April, issues its first patent to a Samuel Hopkins for a process of making potash.|
|10 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|18 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|23 December:|| ||Jean-François Champollion, French philologist and orientalist, decipherer of the Egyptian hieroglyphs, is born in Figeac.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1790
François Laurent, Carlo Goldoni, John Smeaton, Immanuel Kant, Catherine the Great, Josiah Wedgwood, Charles Messier, George Washington, Joseph Haydn, James Watt, Rama I, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Edward Gibbon, John Hancock, William Herschel, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Thomas Jefferson, Antoine Lavoisier, Eise Eisinga, Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Johann Christian Fabricius, Alessandro Volta, Jacques Charles, Giuseppe Piazzi, Francisco Goya, Jacques-Louis David, Edward Jenner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, James Madison, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Ernst Chladni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gilbert du Motier, William Blake, Maximilien Robespierre, Horatio Nelson, Friedrich Schiller, Robert Burns, Luigi Cherubini, Marie Tussaud, Joseph Niépce, Robert Fulton, Francis II, Muhammad Ali, Napoleon Bonaparte, André-Jacques Garnerin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Richard Trevithick, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Clemens von Metternich, Francis Beaufort, André-Marie Ampère, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Thomas Moore, Friedrich Fröbel, Simón Bolívar, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Louis Daguerre, Arthur Schopenhauer, Christian Thomsen and Georg Ohm celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1790 was a common year starting on a Friday, just like 1694, 1700, 1706, 1717, 1723, 1734, 1745, 1751, 1762, 1773 and 1779 in the century before it and 1802, 1813, 1819, 1830, 1841, 1847, 1858, 1869, 1875 and 1886 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1790 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 January 2018.