On This Day

Historical Events in October 1793

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 3 A warrant is issued for the arrest of French mathematician and philosopher Marquis de Condorcet forcing him into hiding

Enlightenment Philosopher Marquis de Condorcet
Enlightenment Philosopher
Marquis de Condorcet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.

Politician and Revolutionary Georges Danton
Politician and Revolutionary
Georges Danton
  • Oct 16 Battle of Wattignies: French defeat Allied forces and lift siege of Maubeuge

InventionHistoric Invention

Oct 28 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin

Inventor of the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney
Inventor of the Cotton Gin
Eli Whitney
  • Oct 31 Execution of Girondins in Paris during Reign of Terror