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This Day in History for July 14 – Storming of Bastille and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1789 – The storming and destruction of Bastille marks the beginning of the French Revolution (More info)

1798 – The Sedition Act becomes law, making it a federal crime to write, publish or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government (More info)

1881 – Billy the Kid is shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner (More info)

1933 – In Germany, all political parties except the Nazi Party are outlawed  (More info)

1995 – The revolutionary MP3 file technology is born (More info)

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