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.
What happened on June 20, 1792?
a. A mob invaded the Tuileries palace and forced the king to wear a red wool bonnet in honor of the Revolution and to proclaim his loyalty to the Constitution.
b. A mob invaded the chateau de Versailles and forced the royal family to move back to Paris.
c. Deputies of the National Assembly took what’s known as the Tennis Court Oath, vowing not to disband until France had a new Constitution.
d. The National Assembly submitted its new Constitution to King Louis XVI.

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