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

BattleMarie Antoinette

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

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette

1793 Highlights

About October 16, 1793

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 227 years, 1 month and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra