What Happened in 1794

Significant Events

  • Mar 14 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states
  • Jun 26 Battle of Fleurus: major victory by forces of the First French Republic under General Jean-Baptiste Jourdan over the Coalition Army (Great Britain, Hanover, Dutch Republic, and Habsburgs) first use of reconnaissance balloon
  • Jul 28 French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris
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Dr Jessee Bennet of Edom, Va, performs 1st successful Cesarean section operation in the US on his wife

On January 14, 1794


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