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Thermidor Fun Fact Day Twenty-Eight: The potent issue of state finances

On July 11, 1789 Louis XVI dismissed the Finance Minister Jacques Necker, who returned to his home near Geneva, Switzerland. The public reaction to this was ….? 44 more words

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Thermidor Fun Facts Day Seven: June 20 is an important anniversary

June 20 is not only on the cusp of the summer solstice, it is also the anniversary of an event that marked an important step toward democratic rule in France, or toward the reign of Terror, depending on your perspective. 89 more words

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June 13: 19-Year Old Helps America Win Independence....Marquis de Lafayette.

Born September 6, 1757, his father died before he was two-years-old; and his mother died when he was twelve, leaving him to inherit their fortune. 1,041 more words