What Happened in January 1793

Historical Events

  • Jan 9 1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard
  • Jan 9 Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery
  • Jan 16 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution
  • Jan 21 Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty, dividing Poland.
  • Jan 21 Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason.
  • Jan 23 2nd Partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia
  • Jan 23 Humane Society of Philadelphia (1st aid society) organized

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Lucretia Coffin Mott, US, teacher/minister/abolitionist/feminist
  • Jan 6 James Madison Porter, American politician (d. 1862)
  • Jan 14 John C. Clark, American politician (d. 1852)
  • Jan 18 William Henry Havergal, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Francesco Guardi, Italian painter, dies at 80
  • Jan 4 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea/Yttersa domen), dies at 35
  • Jan 21 Louis XVI, French King (1774-93), beheaded during the French Revolution at 38