On This Day

Historical Events in October 1793

Historic Event

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

French Revolution

Oct 5 French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France.

  • Oct 16 Battle of Wattignies: French defeat Allied forces and lift siege of Maubeuge

Historic Invention

Oct 28 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin

  • Oct 31 Execution of Girondins in Paris during Reign of Terror