What Happened in October 1793

Historical Events

Historic Event

Oct 3 A warrant is issued for the arrest of French mathematician and philosopher Marquis de Condorcet forcing him into hiding

French Revolution

Oct 5 French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.

  • Oct 16 Battle of Wattignies: French defeat Allied forces and lift siege of Maubeuge

Historic Invention

Oct 28 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin

  • Oct 31 Execution of Girondins in Paris during Reign of Terror

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 28 Eliphalet Remington, American firearms manufacturer (Remington Arms Co., L.L.C.), born in Suffield, Connecticut (d. 1861)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, British politician, dies at 75

John Hancock

Oct 8 John Hancock, American merchant and statesman who was 1st to sign the Declaration of Independence, dies at 56

  • Oct 9 Jean Joseph Marie Amiot, French missionary (b. 1718)
  • Oct 16 John Hunter, Scottish surgeon and founder of pathological anatomy in England, dies at 65

ExecutionMarie Antoinette

Oct 16 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (1774-92) who allegedly uttered the phrase "let them eat cake", beheaded at 37

  • Oct 19 Francesc Morera i Cots, Valencian composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 21 Johann Ernst Hartmann, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 31 Pierre-Victurnien Vergniaud, French politician and police leader, guillotined at 40