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18 Brumaire

Today is, according to the Revolutionary calendar, the 18th of Brumaire, the anniversary of the aptly-named Coup of 18 Brumaire, when in the year VIII, a.k.a. 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte helped to overthrow the Directorate, and install three Consuls as heads of the Senate. This brought real stability to the revolutionary government, and ended all that head-chopping-off that they had been doing, so they could get to the real business of government, which involves governing. And fighting the Germans.
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