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14/07/2008

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With a significant French ancestry, Adam wishes:

Happy Birthday, France

Bastille Day is the French national holiday, celebrated on 14 July each year. In France, it is called “Fête Nationale” (“National Holiday”), in official parlance, or more commonly “quatorze juillet” (“14 July”). It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern French nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution. Source Wikipedia

The video is a performance from 1989 of French singing star, Mireille Mathieu performing La Marseillaise, French National anthem at the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Rouget de Lisle, Composer of the Marseillaise, sings it for the first time.

Rouget de Lisle, Composer of the Marseillaise, sings it for the first time.

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