On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1793

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • John Hunter, Scottish surgeon and founder of pathological anatomy in England, dies at 65

ExecutionMarie Antoinette

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


1793 Highlights

About October 16, 1793

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 228 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra