1787 in the United States

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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]

Deaths[edit]

April[edit]

August[edit]

  • August 27
    • Charles DeWitt, planter and member of the landed gentry of late colonial Virginia (b. 1727)

October[edit]

  • October 5
    • Thomas Stone, an American planter and lawyer who signed the United States Declaration of Independence. (b. 1743)

Date unknown[edit]

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