This day 231 years ago – 14 July 1789 – the Storming of the Bastille took place.
The prison had only seven inmates, one of whom was Dubliner James F. X. Whyte.
Whyte was once a captain in the Irish Brigade, but had gone mad. One witness said he had “a beard almost a yard long.” pic.twitter.com/7gIZDbN09j
— This Day in Irish History (@ThisDayIrish) July 14, 2020
We’ve all been there.