On This Day

February 1793 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 France declares war on Great Britain and Netherlands
  • Feb 1 Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen
  • Feb 11 Prussian troops occupy Venlo, Netherlands
  • Feb 12 1st US fugitive slave law passed; requires return of escaped slaves
  • Feb 24 French troops conquer Breda

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman, dies at 76
  • Feb 2 William Aiton, English botanist (Kew Gardens), dies at 61
  • Feb 6 Carlo Goldoni, Italian playwright and librettist (Belisario, Servant of Two Masters), dies at 85