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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Vive la France

Today is Bastile Day in France when, in 1789, the peasants stormed the Paris jails - the beginning of the revolution. The celebrations are not unlike ours on July 4th.

The Bastile was destroyed two days after it's capture. Parisians barricaded the narrow streets and at a later date the city was redesigned to make military control easier by widening the streets.

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