At the same time the people of Paris revolted, famously storming the Bastille prison on 14 July 1789.
July 14 - 1789: The Bastille prison is stormed in Paris, starting the French Revolution.
On 14 July 1789, the people decided to attack the Bastille prison.
On 18 September 1698, Saint-Mars took up his new post as governor of the Bastille prison in Paris, bringing the masked prisoner with him.
The storming of the Bastille prison in Paris is generally held to mark the beginning of the French Revolution.
On the national holiday commemorating the day that the Bastille prison fell, and with it the French monarchy, so did the dream of a Frenchman winning today's eighth stage.
For this act, Nelson was punished by being transported across the Atlantic Ocean to the Bastille prison in France.
Insurgents seized the Bastille prison, killing the governor and several of his guards.
The new opera house, built on the site of the Bastille prison, had its grand opening today.
And what better way than a new opera house across the plaza from the spot where the Bastille prison was stormed on July 14, 1789?