Monday, July 14, 2008

Le quatorze juillet

Today, le quatorze juillet, is France's independence day, known as Bastille Day. On this day in 1789, a revolutionary crowd stormed la Bastille, a Parisian prison known for holding political prisoners. The seven prisoners were freed and this event was a turning point in the revolution.

If you'd like to hear the French national anthem, go here and scroll down to the button on the right: (Sorry I don't know how to put sound on my blog!)

So there's your history lesson for the day from your French teacher!

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