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When was the Storming of the bastille?
April 25, 2014 4:28PM
The Bastille prison and fortress was stormed on July 14, 1789.
July 14 marks the debut of the historical period of the French revolution and is the national day for France.
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What revolution did the Storming of the Bastille begin?
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Who was the leader in the Storming of the Bastille?
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Who were the people involved in the crowd storming of the Bastille?
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Why did the Bastille day take place?
Bastille Day refers to the anniversary day of the storming of the Bastille jail, not to the storming itself. Bastille Day was first created in July 14, 1790, exactly one year after the storming of the Bastille, but it was meant to be a celebration of the union (federation) of the French people against monarchy, and was called "Fête de la fédération". For more information about why did the storming of the Bastille take place, see the related question below.