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Notable Historical Events - 1793

1793Thomas Jefferson warned of slave revolts in West Indies

1793Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva

1793US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building

1793Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin

1793 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 9
1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Philadelphia, piloted by Jean Pierre Blanchard 
Jan 9
Dutch Prince Willem V establishes 2 brigades Drive Artillery 
Jan 16
French King Louis XVI sentenced to death by the National Convention during the French Revolution 
Jan 21
Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty, dividing Poland. 
Jan 21
Louis XVI of France is executed by the guillotine in Paris, following his conviction for high treason. 
Jan 23
2nd partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia 
Jan 23
Humane Society of Philadelphia (1st aid society) organized 
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 
Feb 25
1st cabinet meeting (At George Washington's home) 
Mar 4
French troops conquer Geertruidenberg Neth 
Mar 4
Washington's 2nd inauguration, shortest speech (133 words) 
Mar 5
French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liège is recaptured. 
Mar 18
2nd Battle at Neerwinden: Austria army beats France 
Mar 18
The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann. 
Mar 26
Pro-royalist uprising in Vendée region of France 
Apr 1
Volcano Unsen on Japan erupts killing about 53,000 
Apr 15
Bank of England hands out first £5 note 
Apr 17
Battle of Warsaw 
Apr 22
Pres Washington attends opening of Rickett's, 1st circus in US 
Apr 29
Cornerstone laid for Groningen's new town hall 
May 15
Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 metres", at a height of 5-6 metres, during one of the first attempted flights. 
May 19
Netherlands captures French island of St Maarten (held until 1795) 
May 21
Curacao Island Council forbids criticism of House of Orange 
May 25
Father Stephen Theodore Badin is 1st US Roman Catholic priest ordained 
May 30
Georges Couthon chosen member of French Committee the Salut Public 
Jun 10
1st public zoo opens in Paris 
Jun 10
Washington supersedes Philadelphia as US capital 
Jun 11
1st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick 
Jun 24
1st republican constitution in France adopted 
Jul 22
Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada. 
Jul 23
The Prussians conquer Mayence. 
Jul 24
France passes 1st copyright law 
Jul 29
John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there. 
Aug 1
France becomes 1st country to use the metric system 
Aug 8
The insurrection of Lyon occurs during the French Revolution. 
Aug 10
Louvre palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts 
Aug 12
The Rhône départment is created when the former département of Rhône-et-Loire was split into two: Rhône and Loire (Lêre). 
Aug 29
Slaves in French colony of St Domingue (Haiti) freed 
Sep 5
In the French Revolution, the "Reign of Terror" begins 
Sep 18
US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building 
Sep 20
British troops under Major-general Williamson lands on (French) Haiti 
Sep 29
Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine 
Oct 5
French Revolution: Christianity is disestablished in France. 
Oct 16
Battle of Wattignies. 
Oct 28
Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin 
Oct 31
Execution of Girondins at Paris during Reign of Terror 
Nov 3
French playwright, journalist and feminist Olympe de Gouges is guillotined. 
Nov 10
France ends forced worship of God 
Nov 12
Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined. 
Nov 26
Republican calendar replaces Gregorian calendar in France 
Dec 9
Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva 
Dec 14
1st state road authorized, Frankfort, Ky 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. 
Dec 23
Thomas Jefferson warned of slave revolts in West Indies 
Dec 26
Battle of Geisberg: French defeat Austrians. 
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