On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1791

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Members of the French National Guard under command of General Lafayette open fire on crowd of radical Jacobins at Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing up to 50 people

Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
Politician and Revolutionary
Georges Danton

Famous Deaths

  • Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian Jesuit missionary (b. 1717)