jul 14, 1789 - Storming of the Bastille
On July 14th, 1979 the storming of the Bastille occurred. The Bastille was a prison on the East side of Paris that was attacked as it was a symbol of the monoarchy's dictorial rule. It only held seven prisoners, but the mob had attacked the building to demand the huge ammunition the building stored. This event was the reason for the eventual fall of the French monarchy.
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Events of the French Revolution