On 16 October MarieAntoinette, the widow of Louis XVI, was executed at the guillotine in the Place de la Revolution in Paris – she was Here is a newspaper story published on 28 October 1793 that reports on her execution.
These Revolutionary War British buttons were found in the early twentieth century during the reconstruction of Fort Ticonderoga, a large 18th-century fort built by the French near the south end of Lake Champlain in northern New York. All are from uniforms known to have been captured by American forces. Examples of these buttons are currently on display in the Founding Fashions exhibit in the Mars Education Center. (Collections of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum)