Real World: April 25. The guillotine is first used for execution in France.
Real World: May 21. A volcano on Kyushu in Japan erupts, causing an avalanche and a tsunami- in all, over 14,000 people die as a result.
Real World: June 1. Kentucky joins the United States, becoming the 15th state.
Real World: August 10. King Louis XVI of France is captured by revolutionaries.
Real World: September 22. The First Republic of France is declared.