Eighteen months later the coronation took place at Moscow with great pomp, but a gloom was thrown over the festivities by the unfortunate incident of the Khodinskoe Polye, a great open space near the city, where a popular fete had been prepared and where, from defective police arrangements, a large number of men, women and children, roughly estimated at 2000, were crushed and trampled to death.
The fete is for tomorrow.
A "Rochambeau fete " was held simultaneously in Paris.
This unfortunate fete at the ambassador's deprives me of a pleasure, and obliges me to interrupt you.
Hasselt is best known for its great septennial fete held on the day of Assumption, August 15th.