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Events from the year 1787 in the United States.

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IncumbentsEdit

EventsEdit

January–MarchEdit

  • 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–JuneEdit

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

UndatedEdit

OngoingEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

AprilEdit

AugustEdit

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

OctoberEdit

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

Date unknownEdit

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