What Happened in August 1793

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Historical Events

  • Aug 1 France becomes 1st country to use the metric system
  • Aug 8 The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution.
  • Aug 10 Louvre palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts
  • Aug 12 The Rhône départment is created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two: Rhône and Loire (Lêre).
  • Aug 29 Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 10 Heinrich August Neithardt, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 22 Louis Duke de Noailles, marshal of France, dies at 80
  • Aug 28 Adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/parliament member, dies