What Happened in September 1793

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 French Revolution: the "Reign of Terror" begins

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Sep 18 US President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Sep 20 British troops under Major-general Williamson lands on (French) Haiti
  • Sep 29 Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 4 Edward Bates, American lawyer (26th U.S. Attorney General), born in Goochland County, Virginia (d. 1869)
  • Sep 25 Felicia Dorothea Hemans, English poet, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1835)
  • Sep 28 Denis-Auguste Affre, Archbishop of Paris (1840-48) and opponent of King Louis-Philippe, born in Saint-Rome-de-Tarn, Aveyron, France (d. 1848)