This major event took place in France in 1789. This event was the attacking of the French government by their people. This caused the start of the French Revolution.
During the French Revolution Napoleon had a rise and fall, through the military during the French Revolution. Napoleon crowned himself emperor of France, than later exiled. The National assembly was present in the beginning of the Revolution.
During the French revolution, the killing of criminals with the usage of the Guillotine. King Louis XIV and his wife Mary Antoinette were both killed by this device in the 1793. It was a humane way to kill criminals.