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Happy Bastille Day: July 14, 1789
Louis XVI had summoned 17 Regiments of Swiss and German troops, about 20,000 soldiers, to Versailles and it was widely believed he was intending to intimidate the Estates General into giving up its reform demands. The Paris mob then stormed the old prison known as the Bastille to seize gunpowder stored there to defend themselves from the king’s troops. The same as at Lexington and Concord, the people needed arms and ammunition to defend themselves against the government.   The native French guards in Paris joined the people. The mob seized 30 thousand muskets from military hospital and several cannon. Only 7 prisoners were inside the Bastille; 4 forgers, 2 insane men held for observation and last was the Marquis de Sade. 98 attackers and 1 defender died in the actual fighting. After defenders surrendered the mob murdered the commander and 7 guards then carried their heads on pikes. The French Revolt against the tyranny of the Old Regime had begun.

Happy Bastille Day: July 14, 1789

Louis XVI had summoned 17 Regiments of Swiss and German troops, about 20,000 soldiers, to Versailles and it was widely believed he was intending to intimidate the Estates General into giving up its reform demands. The Paris mob then stormed the old prison known as the Bastille to seize gunpowder stored there to defend themselves from the king’s troops. The same as at Lexington and Concord, the people needed arms and ammunition to defend themselves against the government.   The native French guards in Paris joined the people. The mob seized 30 thousand muskets from military hospital and several cannon. Only 7 prisoners were inside the Bastille; 4 forgers, 2 insane men held for observation and last was the Marquis de Sade. 98 attackers and 1 defender died in the actual fighting. After defenders surrendered the mob murdered the commander and 7 guards then carried their heads on pikes. The French Revolt against the tyranny of the Old Regime had begun.

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