Tag Archives: France

Calendar of Cool: Bastille Day

Calendar of Cool: Bastille Day

On this day in 1789, French citizens stormed the Bastille; an event now commemorated on Bastille Day. It had been a long, rough time for France. King Louis XIV had nearly bankrupted the country in his fervor to help the American revolutionaries defeat his old enemy, Britain; a volcanic eruption in Iceland caused foul weather

Fun Fact Friday: The Statue of Liberty

As you probably know, Lady Liberty was a gift from France to the US…but did you know that she has a 35 foot waistline? The Statue of Liberty’s dedication ceremony was held on Thursday, October 28, 1886. She’s over 111 feet tall (not counting the pedestal), she is made of copper (the green is due to weathering),