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|In 1792 The House of Commons passed the first law banning the slave trade, after the UK Parliament was flooded with signatures on petitions to do so.|
- February 20 – The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington.
- March 1 – Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, the last emperor, takes office.
- March 7 – A settlement is formed in Sierra Leone in West Africa as a home for freed slaves.
- March 16 – Assassination of Gustav III: King Gustav III of Sweden is shot in the back by Jacob Johan Anckarström, at a midnight masquerade at the Royal Opera in Stockholm; he lives until March 29, and is then succeeded by his 14-year-old son, Gustav IV Adolf.
- April 5 – United States President George Washington vetoes a bill designed to apportion representatives among U.S. states. This is the first time the presidential veto is used in the United States.
- April 20 – France declares war against Austria, beginning the French Revolutionary Wars and the War of the First Coalition.
- April 21 – Tiradentes, a leading figure in the Inconfidência Mineira conspiracy, is executed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- April 25 – Highwayman Nicolas Pelletier becomes the first person executed by guillotine in France.
- May 17 – The Buttonwood Agreement is signed, beginning the New York Stock Exchange.
- June 4 – Captain George Vancouver claims Puget Sound for Great Britain.
- June 13 – Prussia declares war against France.
- August 10 – French Revolution: Insurrection of 10 August 1792 – The Tuileries Palace is stormed and Louis XVI of France is arrested and taken into custody.
- August 21 – Royalist Louis Collenot d'Angremont becomes the first person executed by guillotine for political reasons, in Paris.
- September – Macartney Embassy: George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, sails from Portsmouth in HMS Lion as the first official envoy from Great Britain to China.
- September 2–7 – French Revolution: September Massacres – Rampaging mobs slaughter three Roman Catholic bishops and more than 200 priests, together with at least 1,000 criminals.
- September 14 – Radical antimonarchist Thomas Paine flees from England to France after being indicted for treason. He is tried in absentia during December and outlawed.
- September 21 – French Revolution: A Proclamation of the abolition of the monarchy by the French Convention goes into effect, and the French First Republic is established, effective the following day.
- November 6 – The second United States presidential election is held. Incumbent President George Washington receives all 132 electoral votes for president, and incumbent Vice-President John Adams is re-elected with 77 of 132 votes, with George Clinton receiving 50.
- November 19 – France's National Convention passes a resolution pledging French support for the overthrow of the governments of other nations.
- December 3 – George Washington is re-elected President of the United States.
- December 26 – The trial of Louis XVI of France begins.
- Claude Chappe successfully demonstrates the first semaphore line, between Paris and Lille.
- The first written examinations in Europe are held at the University of Cambridge in England.
|French Revolution||Often cited event in world history that has an even more brutal side to it than is usually discussed.|
A New Group
|State Street||One of the three big money managers in the world|
|Title||Born||Place of birth||Died||Summary||Description|
|James Mayer Rothschild||15 May 1792||Frankfurt|
Holy Roman Empire
|15 November 1868||Banker|
|James Mayer Rothschild founded the French branch of the Rothschild family.|
|John Russell (UK PM)||18 August 1792||Mayfair|
|28 May 1878||UK PM|
|David Sassoon||October 1792||Baghdad|
|7 November 1864||Drug trafficker||"The greatest Drugs Kingpin in the history of the world."|
- Robert Bisset, The Reign of George III: To which is Prefixed a View of the Progressive Improvements of England in Property and Strength to the Accession of His Majesty, Volume 2 (Edward Parker, 1822) p855