The Only Things That Happened On This Day In History

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1789 During the French Revolution, citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.

1798 Congress passed the Sedition Act, making it a federal crime to publish false, scandalous or malicious writing about the U.S. government.

1881 Outlaw William H. Bonney Jr., alias Billy the Kid, was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, N.M.

1921 Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted in Dedham, Mass., of killing a shoe company paymaster and his guard. (They were executed in 1927.)

1933 All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.

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~ by thehalobender on July 14, 2009.

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