Friday, July 14 was the 228th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in France in 1789. Bastille Day is a national holiday in France. NBC News noted the anniversary in a tweet.
Longtime network correspondent Andrea Mitchell provided the comic relief in a tweeted Saturday evening reply, claiming that Friday marked “the 100th anniversary of US entering WWII.”
And the 100th anniversary of US entering WWII https://t.co/ZbPgSQkEGT
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) July 16, 2017
Twitter roasted her hard for the mistake:
If only there was a website where this type of information was readily available that you could access in seconds… pic.twitter.com/2Iv9RztK8j
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) July 16, 2017
Why is this still up
— Allie Stuckey (@conservmillen) July 16, 2017
— Åsk Dabitch Wäppling (@dabitch) July 16, 2017
— Non Sequitur 🇺🇸 (@mikesta12) July 16, 2017
WWI April, 1917
Andrea’s war July, 1917 ?????
— Literally Not A Nazi (@Mellecon) July 16, 2017