January 9 - Jean-Pierre Blanchard
becomes the first to fly in a balloon in the United States.
January 21 - After being found guilty of treason by the French Convention, Louis XVI
France is guillotined.
January 2 - Russia and Prussia partition Poland.
February 1 - France declares war on England, the Netherlands (see French Revolutionary
February 25 - George Washington
holds the first Cabinet meeting as President of the
February 27 - The Giles resolutions are introduced to the United States House of
Representatives asking the House to condemn Alexander Hamilton's
handling of loans.
March 5 - French troops are defeated by Austrian forces and Liege is recaptured.
April 6 - Committee of Public Safety established in France with Georges Danton as its head.
July 9 - Act Against Slavery passed in Upper Canada.
July 22 - Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American
to complete a transcontinental crossing north of Mexico.
July 29 - John Graves Simcoe
decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having
sailed into the bay there.
September 5 - In France, the French National Convention votes to implement terror
measures to repress French Revolutionary activities. The ensuing "Reign of Terror"
will last until the spring of 1794 and brutally kills 35,000-40,000 people.
October 12 - The cornerstone of Old East, the oldest state university building in the United
States, is laid in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on the campus of the University of North
Carolina. The 12th of October is now celebrated at the University as University Day.
November 8 - In Paris, the French Revolutionary government opens the Louvre to the
public as a museum.
Roman Catholicism banned in France.Napoleon
First Coalition against France formed.
Holy Roman Empire declares war on France.
First year of regular production for the United States Mint.Births
January 3 - Lucretia Mott
, women's rights activist and abolitionist.
March 2 - Sam Houston
, President of the Republic of Texas (+ 1863).
March 4 - Karl Lachmann
, philologist (+ 1851).
April 19 - Emperor Ferdinand I
of Austria.Constantine Kanaris
, Greek freedom fighter, Admiral and politician.(Other possible year
of birth is 1795).
August 19 - Cornelis Rommelse
September 6 - Paulina van den Houten
October 14 - Jannetje de Blok
March 12 - Cornelius (Cornelis) van den Houten
January 21 - Louis XVI
of France executed.
February 1 - William Wildman
Shute Barrington, British statesman.
February 6 - Carlo Goldoni
May 20 - Charles Bonnet
, Swiss naturalist.
July 13 - Jean Paul Marat
(assassinated by Charlotte Corday).
October 8 - John Hancock
, revolutionary, businessman.
October 16 - Marie Antoinette
, Queen of France (executed).
November 8 - Madame Roland
(Manon Jeanne Phlipon), guillotined.Olympe de Gouges
, French woman playwright (executed).To my Homepage