1792

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October 28, 2021

1792 was a simple year.

Events

January

January 9 - A peace treaty is signed in Iasi between Russia and the Ottoman Empire, ending the Russo-Turkish war.

February

February 7 - Austria and Prussia form an alliance against revolutionary France for fear of spreading the ideas of the civil revolution.

April

April 24 - French officer Rouge de Lille composed "Marseilles", a French national song and national anthem. April 25 - A guillotine, an execution device, is used for the first time. The first victim was (Nicolas J. Pelletier).

Jul

August

August 10 - A Paris mob captures the Palace of Tilleria during the French Revolution and massacres the King's Swiss Guard (Uprising of August 10, 1792). August 13 - French revolutionaries arrest King Louis XVI and members of the royal family. August 20 - Battle of Verdun (1792)

September

September 20 - Battle of Valmi, part of the French Revolutionary Wars September 21 - At the first public session of the Convention, the absolute monarchy in France is abolished and the country is proclaimed a republic.

October

October 13 - US President George Washington lays the foundation stone of the White House, the presidential residence in Washington. October 24 - A new calendar came into force in France, taking the autumnal equinox, September 23, 1792, to begin the calculation of the new era.

November

December

Births

February

February 29 - Gioacchino Rossini, Italian composer (d. 1868)

Deaths

Days of Remembrance

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