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October 5, 1789

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6,000 angry working-class women — armed with everything they had and could get from the city armory — march in the rain from Paris to King Louis XVI’s palace in Versailles to demand bread.  Once there, they stormed the gates and compelled the king to return with them to Paris, which proved to be his downfall.

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