Decades: 1740s 1750s 1760s 1770s 1780s - 1790s - 1800s 1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s
Years: 1788 1789 1790 1791 1792 - 1793 - 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798
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 of France is guillotined.
January 2 - Russia and Prussia partition Poland
February 1 - France declares war on England, the Netherlands (see French Revolutionary Wars)
February 25 - George Washington holds the first Cabinet meeting as President of the United States.
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 takes Toulon
First Coalition against France formed.
Holy Roman Empire declares war on France
First year of regular production for the United States Mint.
French Revolution (1789-1799)
Year in topic
1793 in literature
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).
January 21 - Louis XVI of France executed
February 1 - William Wildman Shute Barrington, British statesman
February 6 - Carlo Goldoni, playwright
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 (exacuted)
Jean-Paul Marat murdered by Charlotte Corday
China - Qianlong Emperor of China, Qing Dynasty (reigned from October 18, 1735 to February 9, 1796)