Decades: 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s - 1790s - 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s
Years: 1789 1790 1791 1792 1793 - 1794 - 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799
February 11 - 1st session of US Senate open to the public.
March 14 - Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin.
March 27 - The United States Government established a permanent United States Navy and authorized the building of six vessels (in 1797 the first three frigates, USS United States, USS Constellation and USS Constitution went into service).
May 8 - French chemist Antoine Lavoisier is executed by guillotine.
May 28-June 1 - The Glorious First of June (Battle of Ushant), naval battle between British and French.
July 27 - French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution."
July 28 - Maximilien Robespierre is guillotined in front of a cheering crowd, for sending thousands of others to a similar fate during the French Revolution.
August 7 - Whiskey Rebellion begins: Farmers in the Monongahela Valley of Pennsylvania rebel against the federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks.
August 20 - Battle of Fallen Timbers - American troops force a confederacy of Shawnee, Mingo, Delaware, Wyandot, Miami, Ottawa, Chippewa and Pottawatomie warriors into a disorganized retreat.
October - Fort Wayne founded in what is now the U.S. state of Indiana.
November 19 - The United States and the Kingdom of Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty, which attempts to clear up some of the lingering problems left over from the American Revolutionary War.
French Revolution (1789-1799)
Year in topic
1794 in literature
The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe
The Old English Baron - Clara Reeve
April 10 - Matthew Perry, American Commodore.
May 17 - Anna Brownell Jameson, British writer (+ 1860)
May 27 - Cornelius Vanderbilt, entrepreneur
July 5 - Sylvester Graham, inventor of Graham cracker (+ 1851)
January 16 - Edward Gibbon historian
March 28 - Marquis de Condorcet, mathematician, philosopher, and political scientist
April 27 - Sir William Jones, British philologist and discoverer of the Indo-European languages family.
May 8 - Antoine Lavoisier, French chemist and father of modern chemistry
July 28 - Maximilian Robespierre (executed)
China - Qianlong Emperor of China, Qing Dynasty (reigned from October 18, 1735 to February 9, 1796)\n