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Bastille Day in France, July 14, 1789, a National Holiday or FĂȘte Nationale

This is about a special word, the guillotine, that came into existence as a result the storming of the Bastille (a prison fortress) and which was a significant element during the French Revolution as one of the major methods of executing royalty and other people. An explanation may be seen at this guillotine topical page.

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