Historical Events in December 1793

Historic Event

Dec 9 Noah Webster establishes New York's 1st daily newspaper, the "American Minerva"

  • Dec 14 1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Kentucky, to Cincinnati
  • Dec 18 Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French royalists to Lord Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck

Historic Event

Dec 23 Thomas Jefferson warns of slave revolts in the West Indies

  • Dec 26 Battle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians.