1787 in the United States

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1787 in the United States
Years: 1784 1785 178617871788 1789 1790

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Events from the year 1787 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Governors[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

  • January 6 – The North Carolina General Assembly authorizes nine commissioners to purchase 100 acres (0.40 km2) of land for the county seat of Chatham County. The town is named Pittsborough (later shortened to Pittsboro) for William Pitt the Younger.
  • February 28 – A charter is granted establishing the institution known today as the University of Pittsburgh.

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • January 10 – Robert C. Nicholas, United States Senator from Louisiana from 1836 till 1841. (died 1857)
  • May 7 – Thomas Buck Reed, United States Senator from Mississippi from 1826 till 1827 and in 1829. (died 1829)
  • August 20 – John Milton Niles, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1835 till 1839 and from 1843 till 1849. (died 1856)
  • September 10 – John J. Crittenden, United States Senator from Kentucky 1817-1819, 1835-1841, 1842-1848, and 1855-1861. (died 1863)
  • December 10 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, Minister, educator, co-founder of the first permanent school for the Deaf in North America. (died 1851)
  • Date Unknown – Oliver H. Prince, United States Senator from Georgia from 1828 till 1829. (died 1837)

Deaths[edit]

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