What Happened In History Year 1792

Historical Events for the Year 1792

  • 25th January » The London Corresponding Society is founded.
  • 20th February » The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Postal Service known as United States Post Office Department, is signed by President of the United States e.g President George Washington.
  • 16th March » King Gustav III of Sweden is shot; he dies on March 29.
  • 2nd April » The Coinage Act of 1792 known as Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint.
  • 5th April » President of the United States named U.S. President George Washington exercises his authority to veto a bill, the first time this power is used in the United States.
  • 20th April » France declares war against the "Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor called King of Hungary and Bohemia", the beginning of French Revolutionary Wars.
  • 25th April » Highwayman Nicolas Jacques Pelletier e.g Nicolas J. Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine.
  • 25th April » 'La Marseillaise' (the French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
  • 28th April » France invades the Austrian Netherlands Austrian Netherlands e.g Austrian Netherlands (present day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.
  • 11th May » Captain (nautical) Captain Robert Gray (sea-captain) Robert Gray becomes the first documented white people white person to sail into the Columbia River.
  • 15th May » War of the First Coalition: France declares war on Kingdom of Sardinia.
  • 17th May » The New York Stock Exchange is formed under the Buttonwood Agreement.
  • 1st June » Kentucky is admitted as the 15th U.S. state named state of the United States.
  • 4th June » Captain (Royal Navy) named Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 25th July » The Brunswick Manifesto is issued to the population of Paris promising vengeance if the France called French Members of the French Royal Families e.g Royal Family is harmed.
  • 10th August » French Revolution: 10 August (French Revolution) known as 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.
  • 13th August » King Louis XVI of France is formally arrested by the National Tribunal, and declared an enemy of the people.
  • 16th August » Maximilien de Robespierre presents the petition of the Paris Commune (French Revolution) Commune of Paris to the Legislative Assembly (France) Legislative Assembly, which demanded the formation of a Revolutionary Tribunal revolutionary tribunal.
  • 2nd September » 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.
  • 11th September » The Hope Diamond is stolen along with other French crown jewels when six men break into the house where they are stored.
  • 20th September » French troops stop allied invasion of France, during the War of the First Coalition at Battle of Valmy known as Valmy.
  • 21st September » The National Convention declares France a republic and Proclamation of the abolition of the monarchy known as abolishes the monarchy.
  • 22nd September » 'Primidi Vendémiaire' of year one of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.
  • 26th September » Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France.
  • 12th October » First celebration of Columbus Day in the United States named USA held in New York City.
  • 13th October » In Washington, D.C., the cornerstone of the United States Executive Mansion (known as the White House since 1818) is laid.
  • 29th October » 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.
  • 11th December » French Revolution: King Louis XVI of France Trial of Louis XVI known as is put on trial for treason by the National Convention.

Historical events for the year 1792 by month