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1788 was 83 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham.




In 1788, the former British colonies continued to individually ratify the U.S. Constitution and become states. The first permanent European colony in Australia was founded. The Great New Orleans Fire killed 25% of the population. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his final symphonies.

Notable births in 1788 included poet Lord Byron, philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, and author Sarah Josepha Hale. Notable deaths included scientist John Whitehurst, Methodism co-founder Charles Wesley, naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, painter Thomas Gainsborough, composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and King Charles III of Spain.

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