“The 10 August”

Today is the day historians refer to as “the 10 August.”

The insurrection of 10 August 1792 was one of the defining events in the history of the French Revolution. The day of 10 August (French: journée) resulted in the fall of the French monarchy after storming the Tuileries Palace by the National Guard of the Insurrectional Paris Commune and revolutionary fédérés from Marseilles and Brittany. King Louis XVI and the royal family took shelter with the Legislative Assembly and was suspended. The formal end of the monarchy occurred six weeks later.

Have a dram of Bastille for revolutionaries today! (The storming of the Bastille happened in Paris the morning of July 14,1789. Its fall was the flashpoint of the French Revolution.)