July 14

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July 14 of the year 1789

Marks a gruesome turning point

In European history

In France, calls for political reform

Are overtaken by a revolution

Against injustice and corruption

Sweeping away the monarchy,

The aristocracy,

And the power of the Church

Followed by a Reign of Terror

In which the privileged classes

And those in power

Are beheaded on the guillotine


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