On This Day

November 12, 1793 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • The 1st Mayor of Paris, Jean Sylvain Bailly, is guillotined during the Reign of Terror

Deaths in History

  • Jean-Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer noted for his computation of an orbit for Halley’s Comet (1759) and author of History of Ancient Astronomy from Its Origin to the Establishment of the School of Alexandria, guillotined during the Reign of Terror at 57