Video: Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France (parts 1-12)
(Wednesday, September 18, 1793, 12:15 p.m. local time; during the French Revolution) — Marie Antoinette, widow of Louis XVI and convicted by the National Convention for treason to the principles of the French Revolution, was guillotined today at the Place de la Révolution (present-day Place de la Concorde) in Paris. She was 37.
Video: 'Terror: Robespierre and the French Revolution' (parts 1-6)
(Thursday, September 5, 1793, during the French Revolution) — The Reign of Terror, a period of violence that occurred after the onset of the French Revolution, incited by conflict between rival political factions and marked by mass executions of “enemies of the revolution,” began today as the National Convention instituted harsh measures to repress counter-revolutionary activities. Read more on Reign of Terror begins during French Revolution 220 years ago today (1793)…
(Monday, March 4, 1793) — President George Washington took the oath of office today for a second term as the 1st President of the United States in the Senate Chamber of Congress Hall in Philadelphia.
John Adams was also sworn in for a second term as the 1st Vice President of the United States. Read more on President Washington, VP Adams sworn in for second terms 220 years ago today (1793)…
Video: 'George Washington (Part 3)' (Washington re-elected at 4:52)
(Wednesday, December 5, 1792, during the 1792 presidential campaign) — President George Washington of Virginia was unanimously re-elected President of the United States today. Read more on George Washington unanimously re-elected first President of the United States 220 years ago today (1792)…
Video: 'New York Rising: Wall Street Marketplace'
(Thursday, May 17, 1792) — The New York Stock & Exchange Board (now called the New York Stock Exchange) was started today when 24 stockbrokers outside of 68 Wall Street in New York signed the Buttonwood Agreement under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street.