On This Day

What Happened on October 16, 1793

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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