1791 in the United States

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1791 in the United States
Years: 1788 1789 179017911792 1793 1794

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Events from the year 1791 in the United States.

Incumbents

Federal Government

Events

December 15: The Bill of Rights comes into effect

Undated

  • The first American ship reaches Japan.
  • An ordinance is written barring the game of baseball within 80 yards of the Meeting House in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (first known reference to the game of baseball in North America).

Ongoing

Births

  • February 4 – John McClean, United States Senator from Illinois from 1824 till 1825 and from 1829 till 1830. (died 1830)
  • April 23 – James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States from 1857 till 1861. (died 1868)
  • July 18 – Isaac D. Barnard, United States Senator from 1827 till 1831. (died 1834)
  • October 24 – Joseph R. Underwood, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1847 till 1853. (died 1876)
  • November 27 – Truman Smith, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1849 till 1854. (died 1884)

Deaths

  • John Roth Prussian clergyman (born 1726 in Prussia)

Further reading

  • Lists of Foreigners Who Arrived at Philadelphia, 1791-1792. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 24, No. 2 (1900), pp. 187–194.
  • Bernard C. Steiner. A Frenchman's Impressions of Maryland and Virginia in 1791. The Sewanee Review, Vol. 12, No. 1 (January, 1904), pp. 52–72.
  • Journal of John Mair, 1791. The American Historical Review, Vol. 12, No. 1 (October, 1906), pp. 77–94.
  • Journal of William Loughton Smith, 1790-1791. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Third Series, Vol. 51, (October, 1917 - June, 1918).
  • Joseph W. Barnwell. Washington's Southern Tour, 1791, by Archibald Henderson. The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 26, No. 1 (January, 1925), pp. 59–64.
  • Samuel C. Williams. The Southwest Territory to the Aid of the Northwest Territory, 1791. Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 37, No. 2 (JUNE, 1941), pp. 152–157.
  • J. Paul Selsam. France and Pennsylvania: an exchange of greetings in 1791. Pennsylvania History, Vol. 14, No. 1 (January 1947), pp. 13–22.
  • Richard K. Murdoch. Documents Pertaining to the Georgia-Florida Frontier, 1791-1793. The Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 4 (April, 1960), pp. 319–338.
  • S. W. Jackman. A Young Englishman Reports on the New Nation: Edward Thornton to James Bland Burges, 1791-1793. The William and Mary Quarterly, Third Series, Vol. 18, No. 1 (January, 1961), pp. 85–121.
  • Harold Kirker. The New Theater, Philadelphia, 1791-1792. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 22, No. 1 (March, 1963), pp. 36–37.
  • Silvio A. Bedini. Benjamin Banneker and the Survey of the District of Columbia, 1791. Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Vol. 69/70, The 47th separately bound book (1969/1970), pp. 7–30.
  • Jack D. L. Holmes, J. Leitch Wright Jr. Luis Bertucat and William Augustus Bowles: West Florida Adversaries in 1791. The Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 1 (July, 1970), pp. 49–62.
  • Betty Wood. White Women, Black Slaves and the Law in Early National Georgia: The Sunbury Petition of 1791. The Historical Journal, Vol. 35, No. 3 (September, 1992), pp. 611–622.
  • Leroy V. Eid. American Indian Military Leadership: St. Clair's 1791 Defeat. The Journal of Military History, Vol. 57, No. 1 (January, 1993), pp. 71–88.
  • Tim H. Blessing. The Lewistown riots, 1791-1793: a micro-analytic approach. Pennsylvania History, Vol. 71, No. 3 (Summer 2004), pp. 285–321

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