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[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

December 15: The Bill of Rights comes into effect

Undated[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Births[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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