On This Day

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

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Jan 16 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
Politician and Revolutionary
Georges Danton
Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet
Enlightenment Philosopher
Marquis de Condorcet
  • 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, American teacher/minister/abolitionist/feminist
  • Jan 6 James Madison Porter, American politician, born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • Jan 14 John C. Clark, American politician, born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (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

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Jan 21 Louis XVI, French King (1774-93), beheaded during the French Revolution at 38

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI