What Happened on July 17, 1791

Historical Events

Champ de Mars Massacre

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

Famous Deaths

  • Martin Dobrizhoffer, Austrian Jesuit missionary (b. 1717)
1791 Highlights

About July 17, 1791

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 232 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer