This Day In History
Louis VIII becomes King of France upon the death of his father, Philip II of France.
French Revolution: citizens of Paris storm the Bastille.
Gleichschaltung: in Germany, all political parties are outlawed except the Nazi Party.
A military revolt in Iraq overthrows the monarchy and prompts King Hussein of Jordan to call for British and US military help to avert a similar rebellion in his country
French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations.