July 24, 2009 - 4:59pm
Holiday commemorates event that eventually led to the execution of this world-class city's (and this Web site's) namesake, Louis XVI
On July 14, 1789, French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille, a medieval fortress and prison, an early incident in the French Revolution. And after a whole bunch of other events that Wikipedia can do a better job of explaining than I can, in 1793 Louis XVI was beheaded, 13 years after our city had...