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1794 in the United States

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1794 in the United States

Events from the year 1794 in the United States.

Contents

Federal Government

  • President: George Washington (no political party-Virginia)
  • Vice President: John Adams (F-Massachusetts)
  • Chief Justice: John Jay (New York)
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives: Frederick Muhlenberg (Anti-Admin.-Pennsylvania)
  • Congress: 3rd
  • Events

    1794://Springfield Armory was Founded one of the most universaly known and influential gun producers in the United States

  • February 11 – The first session of the United States Senate is open to the public.
  • March 14 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
  • March 27 – The United States Government authorizes the building of the first six United States Navy vessels (in 1797 the first 3 frigates, USS United States, USS Constellation and USS Constitution go into service), not to be confused with October 13, 1775, which is observed as the Navy's Birthday.
  • July 17 – Whiskey Rebellion: 500 armed Pennsylvanians attack and burn the home of General John Neville.
  • August 7 – Whiskey Rebellion: President Washington invokes the Militia Acts of 1792 mobilize a federal army of 12,500 men. The force would later be put under the command of General "Light Horse Harry" Lee to be led into western Pennsylvania against the insurrection.
  • September 10 – The University of Tennessee is established at Knoxville.
  • November – Whiskey Rebellion: The federal army quells the uprising and begins the return march to Philadelphia with prisoners.
  • Undated

  • Britain agrees to evacuate border forts in the Northwest Territory (roughly the area north of the Ohio River and east of the Mississippi) and thereby end British support for the Indians.
  • Ongoing

  • Northwest Indian War (1785–1795)
  • Births

  • March 16 – Lawrence Brainerd, U.S. Senator from Vermont from 1854 to 1855 (died 1870)
  • April 10
  • Matthew C. Perry, commodore (died 1858)
  • John McCracken Robinson, U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1830 to 1841 (died 1843)
  • April 11 – Edward Everett, politician (died 1865)
  • May 27 – Cornelius Vanderbilt, entrepreneur (died 1877)
  • June 7 – Elias Kane, U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1825 to 1835 (died 1835)
  • July 5 – Sylvester Graham, nutritionist and inventor (died 1851)
  • August 10 – Jackson Morton, U.S. Senator from Florida from 1849 to 1855 (died 1874)
  • October 6 – Charles Wilkins Short, botanist (died 1863)
  • October 22 – Carlos Wilcox, poet (died 1827)
  • October 23 – Oliver H. Smith, U.S. Senator from Indiana from 1837 to 1843 (died 1859)
  • November 3 – William Cullen Bryant, romantic poet, journalist and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post (died 1878)
  • November 10 – Alexander O. Anderson, U.S. Senator from Tennessee from 1840 to 1841 (died 1869)
  • Date unknown – Arthur P. Bagby, U.S. Senator from Alabama from 1837 to 1841 (died 1858)
  • Approximate date – Maria Gowen Brooks, born Abigail Gowen, poet (died 1845)
  • Deaths

  • September 15 – Abraham Clark, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1725)
  • June 19 – Richard Henry Lee, 12th President of the Confederation Congress. signatory of the Continental Association, Declaration of Independence, and United States Constitution (b. 1732)
  • November 15 – John Witherspoon, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1723)
  • November 22 – John Alsop, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
  • References

    1794 in the United States Wikipedia


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