jul 14, 1789 - Storming of the Bastille
Paris-July 14, 1789, the storming of this medieval fortress and prison known as the Bastille became the symbolic start of the French Revolution. Insurgents believe munitions were in the Bastille, but in fact it only contained only seven prisoners. The warden was killed by the mob and his head paraded around on a pike.
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French Revolution (Michael Adam)