Happy Bastille Day

Bastille Day

July 14th is Bastille Day, the French national day (or French “birthday,” if you will).

The date marks the anniversary of the July 14, 1789 storming of the Bastille Saint-Antoine prison in Paris; the fall of which is regarded as the spark which set off the French Revolution.

You can learn a lot more about it by clicking through the highlighted text above, and learn very little about it — but about as much as the average suburban American teen knew about the subject throughout the 70s and 80s — by listening to the (slightly out of tune) song below; courtesy of misters Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart, collectively and professionally known as Rush.