Bastille Day

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Can you name the facts associated with Bastille Day?

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On what day is Bastille Day celebrated?
It commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in what year?
The storming of the Bastille was prompted largely by the king's dismissal three days earlier of what finance minister, a popular reformer?
The primary goal for storming the Bastille was to obtain what?
Within four, how many prisoners were freed from the Bastille that day?
After he was killed, what fate befell the prison's governor, Bernard-René de Launay?
What notorious writer was transferred from the Bastille to an insane asylum ten days before it was stormed?
From 1698 to 1703, the Bastille's most famous inmate was what mysterious figure, played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Richard Chamberlain?
What writer, an icon of the Enlightenment, was imprisoned in the Bastille in 1717 and 1726?
Which Charles Dickens novel prominently features the storming of the Bastille?
The key to the Bastille was subsequently given to what American?
The French Revolution ultimately led to the downfall of which king?
What single word did the king write in his diary on the day the Bastille was stormed?
Napoleon later ordered the construction of a giant statue of what animal on the site where the Bastille once stood?
Each year, Bastille Day is celebrated with a military parade on what famed Parisian street?
In 1998, Bastille Day was especially festive, coming two days after a French victory in what event?

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