November 8, 1793
In Paris, the French Revolutionary government opens the Louvre to the public as a museum.
The Louvre Museum
The Louvre (Le musee du Louvre) – is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 19th century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet).