Datebook: Setember 5 - "Reign of Terror" Begins in France 220 Years Ago

Sep 5, 2013

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The Reign of Terror was a period of political violence during and after the French Revolution, incited by two rival factions, the Girondins and the Jacobins. Tens of thousands of "enemies of the revolution" met their fate at the guillotine. This lasted for just under a year, until a coup turned the tide and executed revolutionaries.

It’s Thursday, September 5

Dr. J. Duane Bolin is the keynote speaker for the MSU history department’s Dr. James W. Hammack Jr. Memorial Scholarship Banquet, to be held Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Curris Center Ballroom. The cost is $40 per person. Tomorrow’s the deadline to make reservations at 270-809-2234.

The Paducah Symphony Orchestra opens its season at the Carson Center Saturday night at 7:30 with a performance of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major by guest artist Ilya Kaler. Other pieces on the program include Ritual Fire Dance by Manuel de Falla and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances. Purchase tickets at or 270-444-0065.

An exhibit titled "Excursions: Photography by Diane Eubanks & Woodworking by Harvey Johnson" opens Saturday at the Janice Mason Art Museum in Cadiz with an artist reception from 6 to 8. The museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 to 4 and on Sundays from 1 to 4.

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