On July 14th, 1795: The “La Marseillaise” was declared a national song of France.
After entering the war against Austria on April 25th, 1792, officer Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle composed the first verses of a patriotic song called “War Song for the Army of the Rhine”.
It met with great success and was taken over by the Marseillais volunteers when they entered Paris in August 1792. The Parisians called it the “Marseillaise”.
Today, The Marseillaise became the national anthem of France.