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Storm on the Bastille
The Great Revolution in France begins with the storming of the Bastille .
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The French National Assembly adopts the declaration of human rights .
Washington sworn in on the balcony of Federal Hall
George Washington is elected the first President of the United States .
1789 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1237/38 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1781/82 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1194/95 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2332/33 (southern Buddhism); 2331/32 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 74th (75th) cycle

Year of the Earth-Rooster己酉 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Monkey 戊申)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1151/52 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4122/23 (October 2/3)
French revolutionary calendar Year I of Freedom
(from July 15th )
Iranian calendar 1167/68
Islamic calendar 1203/04 (turn of the year 20/21 September)
Jewish calendar 5549/50 (September 20/21)
Coptic calendar 1505/06 (September 10/11)
Malayalam calendar 964/965
Seleucid era Babylon: 2099/2100 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2100/01 (New Year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1845/46 (April)


Politics and world events


Paris 1789
The ball house oath
Train of the Poissards

Holy Roman Empire

Ottoman Empire / Turkish War

The coronation ceremony of Selim III.
Handover of Bucharest to the Austrians

United States of America (USA)

United States Territory March – August 1789
Bill of Rights

The MacKenzie expedition through North America

Alexander MacKenzie


Mutiny on the Bounty


science and technology



Teaching and Research

The only surviving original of the title page of a separate first print of Schiller's inaugural speech


WA Mozart by Dora Stock




First quarter

Georg Simon Ohm

Second quarter

Third quarter

Fourth Quarter

Exact date of birth unknown


First half of the year

Second half of the year

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