Historical Events for Year 1793
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Jan 9th - 1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard
Jan 9th - Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery
Jan 16th - French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution
Jan 21st - Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty, dividing Poland.
Jan 21st - Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason.
Jan 23rd - 2nd partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia
Jan 23rd - Humane Society of Philadelphia (1st aid society) organized
Feb 1st - France declares war on Great Britain and Netherlands
Feb 1st - Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen
Feb 11th - Prussian troops occupy Venlo, Netherlands
Feb 12th - 1st US fugitive slave law passed; requires return of escaped slaves
Feb 24th - French troops conquer Breda
Feb 25th - 1st cabinet meeting (At George Washington's home)
Mar 4th - French troops conquer Geertruidenberg, Netherlands
Mar 4th - Washington's 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words)
Mar 5th - French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured.
Mar 18th - 2nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France
Mar 18th - The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann.
Mar 26th - Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France
Apr 1st - Volcano Unsen on Japan erupts killing about 53,000
Apr 15th - Bank of England hands out first £5 note
Apr 17th - Battle of Warsaw
Apr 22nd - Pres Washington attends opening of Rickett's, 1st circus in US
Apr 29th - Cornerstone laid for Groningen's new town hall
May 15th - Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 metres", at a height of 5-6 metres, during one of the first attempted flights.
May 19th - Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795)
May 21st - Curacao Island Council forbids criticism of House of Orange
May 25th - Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained
May 30th - Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public
Jun 10th - 1st public zoo opens in Paris
Jun 10th - Washington supersedes Philadelphia as US capital
Jun 11th - 1st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick
Jun 24th - 1st republican constitution in France adopted
Jul 22nd - Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.
Jul 23rd - The Prussians conquer Mayence.
Jul 24th - France passes 1st copyright law
Jul 29th - John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
Aug 1st - France becomes 1st country to use the metric system
Aug 8th - The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
Aug 10th - Louvre palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts
Aug 12th - The Rhône départment is created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two: Rhône and Loire (Lêre).
Aug 29th - Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed
Sep 5th - In the French Revolution, the "Reign of Terror" begins
First US President George Washington Sep 18th - US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building
Sep 20th - British troops under Major-general Williamson lands on (French) Haiti
Sep 29th - Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
Oct 5th - French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.
Oct 16th - Battle of Wattignies.
Oct 28th - Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin
Oct 31st - Execution of Girondins at Paris during Reign of Terror
Nov 3rd - French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined.
Nov 10th - France ends forced worship of God
Nov 12th - Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.
Nov 26th - Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France
Dec 9th - Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva
Lexicographer Noah Webster Dec 14th - 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati
Dec 18th - Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.
Dec 23rd - Thomas Jefferson warned of slave revolts in West Indies
Dec 26th - Battle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians.