A State prison on the east side of Paris (also called as Bastille) was attacked by mob on 14th July 1789. That prison had become a symbol of the monarchy’s directorial rule and then event takes place which was remembered as one of the defining moments in the Revolution that followed. On morning of 14 July 1789, the city of Paris was in a state of alarm. The Bourgeois Militia of Paris controlled the partisans of the Third Estate in France. Their intention had been to gather the weapons held there. The commandant already taken the precaution of transferring 250 barrels of gunpowder to the Bastille for safer storage. (Read more)
Storming Of The Bastille French Revolution 14 July 1789 History Facts & Importance
This holiday has made me acutely aware I’ve never knowingly spoken to a French person.
Happy Bastille Day to someone still stuck in a monarchy.
In honor of Bastille Day, I promise not to mispronounce my many requests for a menage a trois.
If you’d been a prisoner liberated from the Bastille, I’d have carefully considered your plight before alerting the authorities.
I’m boycotting Bastille Day because I’m still upset about France not supporting a war we were totally wrong about.