May 13 » Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England, with eleven ships full of convicts (the "First Fleet") to establish a penal colony in Australia.
June 20 » Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the 'United States'.
July 13 » The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.
August 6 » Sixty proof sheets of the Constitution of the United States are delivered to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
October 1 » Russians under Alexander Suvorov defeat the Turks at Kinburn.
October 29 » Mozart's opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.
Weather April 1, 1787
The temperature on April 1, 1787 was about 7.0 °C. Wind direction mainly east-northeast. Weather type: betrokken.
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