September 12, 2003

Fun With Unrelated Statistics

The short but bloody period of the French Revolution that saw more than 17,000 people executed was called the Reign of Terror. It began in January, 1793 and lasted until July 29, 1794.

To put it in perspective...France averaged 895 deaths per month.

This August, approximately 11,400 to 15,000 people died in France's heat wave. In one month.

The guy who led the Reign of Terror was beheaded, by the way.


Posted by Jennifer at September 12, 2003 03:23 AM