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44. July 28. THE DAY KNOWN AS THERMIDOR! Answers to Thermidor Fun Facts game

Answers to Thermidor Fun Facts game (June 14 – July 28, 2014)

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Thermidor Fun Fact Day Forty-Three: The Newspaper announces Robespierre's Death

The announcement of Robespierre’s execution in the Journal de Paris national on Tuesday, 11 Thermidor, listed the once-powerful man as “Maximilien Robespierre, 35 years old, born at Arras, deputy of the National Convention.” This listing is incorrect because: … 31 more words

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Thermidor Fun Fact Day Forty-One: A child of the Revolution becomes its Historian

What nineteenth-century historian had a special connection to the Revolution, due to the fact that he was born in a disused church (une église désaffectée… 51 more words

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25,000 Demonstrate Peacefully for Gaza in Paris.

Picture from L’Humanité.

Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Paris once more on Wednesday to march against Israel’s military assault on the Gaza Strip, the first authorised demonstration since a July 13 rally ended in clashes. 814 more words

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Mélenchon to take a Back-Seat on French Left?

Now to Take a Back Seat? 

The co-President of the Parti de Gauche, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, has expressed his weariness, and his wish to take some distance. 520 more words

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Thermidor Fun Fact Day Thirty-Nine: Royal Survivors

Which member of the royal family survived the Terror? What was that person’s later name?
a. Le Dauphin Louis Charles, who became King Charles X. 31 more words

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Thermidor Fun Fact Day Thirty-Eight: Defeated Tyrants: Napoleon and Robespierre thrown from the saddle

What great novel of the nineteenth century presents Napoleon as an “involuntary revolutionary” alongside a horseback-riding Robespierre who is thrown from his saddle; both of them meeting defeat on June 18, 1815? 24 more words

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