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Calendar of Cool: Bastille Day

Calendar of Cool: Bastille Day

On this day in 1789, French citizens stormed the Bastille; an event now commemorated on Bastille Day. It had been a long, rough time for France. King Louis XIV had nearly bankrupted the country in his fervor to help the American revolutionaries defeat his old enemy, Britain; a volcanic eruption in Iceland caused foul weather

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