Historical Events in January 1793

  • 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