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Capture of the Tuileries Palace
The Insurrection of August 10, 1792 was a defining event of the French Revolution, when armed revolutionaries in Paris, increasingly in conflict with the French monarchy, stormed the Tuileries Palace. Hundreds of revolutionaries and Swiss guardsmen, who were defending the palace, were killed and Louis and the royal family took shelter with the Legislative Assembly. The conflict led France to abolish the monarchy and establish a republic.

Popular Article: National Convention

Autel de la Convention nationale
The National Convention (French: Convention nationale) was a parliament of the French Revolution, following the two-year National Constituent Assembly and the one-year Legislative Assembly. Created after the great insurrection of 10 August 1792, it was the first French government organized as a republic, abandoning the monarchy altogether. The Convention sat as a single-chamber assembly from September 20, 1792 to October 26, 1795 (4 Brumaire IV under the Convention's adopted calendar).

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David Livingstone, the first European to see it, renamed the Mosi-oa-Tunya waterfall the Victoria Falls in honor of Queen Victoria (source: David Livingstone)

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