Mirabilis Member Years

There shall be initially 410 Mirabilis Members. Mirabilis is latin for miracle. The Mirabilis Members will each be unique in that they will adopt a year in the great American story.


Thomas Jefferson first Secretary of State, Alexander Hamilton Treasury, John Jay Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Henry Knox War Dept.

First US Census authorized


Bill of Rights ratified as addition to the new Constitution

First Roman Catholic College chartered—Georgetown.


The New York Stock Exchange organized under a tree on Wall Street

Kentucky entered the Union as the fifteenth state.


The Capitol of the United States moved from Philadelphia to Washington D.C.


New Englander Eli Whitney granted a patent for the Cotton Gin, transforming the amount of production and speed of ginning of cotton in the South.

Battle of Fallen Timbers in Northwestern Ohio, a defeat of the Shawnee tribe by General “Mad Anthony” Wayne.


Treaty of Greenville end Northwest Indian War.

The United States enters into “Jay’s Treaty” with Great Britain. Many Americans enraged that Britain received too good a deal and the United States humiliated.


Tennessee admitted as the 16th State to the Union.

John Adams wins the Presidential election and succeeds George Washington in a peaceful transition of power.


President John Adams appointed Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Marshall, and Elbridge Gerry as commissioners to settle differences with France. When offered a bribe by Talleyrand, Pinckney uttered the famous words, “millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute,” and returned home a hero.

Treaty of Tripoli signed between the United States and the Tripoli for access to the Mediterranean Sea.


Mississippi Territory organized; eventually will be divided into two states.

United States fights a “Quasi War” with France.

The Alien and Sedition Acts passed by the Federalist Congress. They are opposed through Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions written by Thomas Jefferson.


The great George Washington died at his home, Mt. Vernon, of quinsy, or something similar. The entire nation responded with an outpouring of grief and memorial.