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What Happened on July 14, 1789

Historical Events


FranceBastille Day

Bastille Day - the French Revolution begins with the fall of the Bastille Prison

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Storming of the Bastille
Storming of the Bastille
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Famous Deaths

  • Bernard-RenĂ© de Launay, governor of the Bastille, murdered during the Storming of the Bastille (b.1740)
  • Jacques de Flesselles, French provost (assassinated) (b. 1721)
1789 Highlights

About July 14, 1789

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 231 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer