What happened on July 14th in history? On this day in 1789, a mob advanced on the Bastille in Paris, demanding the arms and munitions stored there, but, when the guards resisted, the crowd captured the prison, an act that symbolized the end of the ancien régime.
What is July 14th National Day? Bastille Day (also known as la Fête nationale) on July 14th commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789.
What event occurred on July 14 1789 and why is this date significant? On 14 July 1789, a state prison on the east side of Paris, known as the Bastille, was attacked by an angry and aggressive mob. The prison had become a symbol of the monarchy’s dictatorial rule, and the event became one of the defining moments in the Revolution that followed.
Why is Bastille Day celebrated?
|Significance||Commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, and the unity of the French people at the Fête de la Fédération on 14 July 1790|
|Celebrations||Military parades, fireworks, concerts, balls|