History Quiz / Historical Events of 1789

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Can you name the significant events of 1789?

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January 23This D.C. university is founded becoming the first Catholic college in the US
February 4This man becomes the first President of the United States after a unanimous vote
March 18Catherine Murphy is the last person in Britain to be executed by this method
April 28Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on this ship in the Pacific Ocean
April 30George Washington is inaugurated in this city
May 5For the first time in 175 years, this French assembly convenes in Paris in an effort to resolve France's financial crisis
May 12Revolutionary War veterans form a society in New York that later becomes this Democratic Party political machine
June 8This future US president introduces the Bill of Rights to Congress
June 14After traveling 3,618 nautical miles in an open boat, this mutinied captain and his loyal crewmen land in Timor
June 20The National Assembly in France, meeting in this sports venue, takes an oath not to separate until a constitution is written
July 14French insurgents storm and capture this prison setting in motion the events of the French Revolution
August 26The National Assembly issues this document establishing fundamental rights for French citizens
August 28Sir William Herschel discovers Enceladus, a moon of this planet
September 2This executive department of the US government is founded and a week later Alexander Hamilton is named secretary
September 15This author of 'The Last of the Mohicans' is born in New Jersey
September 24George Washington appoints this man as the first Chief Justice of the United States
October 5Thousands of Parisian women march to this palace to confront King Louis XVI
November 13In a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy, Benjamin Franklin writes, 'In the world nothing can be said to be certain except...' these two things
November 21This southern state ratifies the Constitution and becomes the 12th US state
November 26First national observance of this day in the US

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