What Happened in December 1793

Historical Events

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Dec 9 Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, the "American Minerva"

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Noah Webster
  • Dec 14 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky to Cincinnati
  • Dec 18 Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck.

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Dec 23 Thomas Jefferson warned of slave revolts in West Indies

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
  • Dec 26 Battle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 11 Pietro Coppola, composer
  • Dec 15 Henry Charles Carey, economist (Principles of Poli Economy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 26 Franz Hunten, composer

Famous Weddings

  • Dec 26 The wedding of Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz takes place.

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 6 Marie Jeanne Becu comtesse du Barry, mistress of Louis XV, beheaded
  • Dec 7 Joseph Bara, French revolutionary (b. 1780)
  • Dec 9 Gabrielle de Polastron, comtesse de Polignac, French aristocrat (b. 1749)
  • Dec 13 Johann Joachim Christoph Bode, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 20 Joseph Legros, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 23 Johann Adolph Hasse, German composer (b. 1699)
  • Dec 23 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)
  • Dec 28 Louis earl of Bylandt, Dutch admiral, dies at about 75