1789 – Bastille Day is the French national holiday, celebrated on 14 July each year. It is called Fête Nationale (National Holiday) in France. It commemorates the 1790 Fête de la Fédération, held on the first anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789; the Fête de la Fédération 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.
blogs of note
• John Reinhart at Bibliobloggin has a nice post today
• Michael Allen the Grumpy Old Bookman has give the Bullpen another nice plug along with his other friday blurbs.
• 1860 – , American author, the Virginian (d. 1938)
• 1904 – Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born American Nobel-winning Yiddish author (d. 1991)
. 1903 – Irving Stone, American author, The Agony and the Ecstasy (d. 1989)
birthday girl • 1868 – Gertrude Bell, English archaeologist, writer, spy, and administrator (d. 1926) Sometimes called the mother of modern day Iraq. no comment.
S•O•S – Talebones a semi-pro magazine featuring science fiction and dark fantasy from established and up-and-coming writers which debuted in 1995 is on it’s last issue #33, but they are sending out a plea, if they get enough people to buy issue #33 they will produce a #34.
banktoaster • nice little list of common mistakes in English that AREN’t mistakes at all.