On this day…
In 1099, during the First Crusade, Christian knights from Europe captured Jerusalem after seven weeks of siege and begin massacring the city’s Muslim and Jewish population.
In 1789 Bastille Day – the French Revolution begins with the fall of the Bastille Prison.
In 1795 The French National Convention decrees “La Marseillaise” by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle France’s national anthem.
In 1933 All non-Nazi parties are banned in Germany.
In 1957 First female parliamentarian in the Arab world is elected to office. Egyptian Rawya Ateya became the first woman to be elected to the National Assem.
In 2016 Terrorist Attack in Nice, France Kills 85 and Injures More than 300 People. The attack took place during Bastille Day Celebrations, when a 19-tonne truck was driven into the crowd. The attacker was eventually shot by the police.