On April 24, 1792, the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise,” was composed by Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle. Eight years later to the day, the United States Congress approved a bill establishing the Library of Congress. By: Redactor Freedom Day A Student Protest Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website × one = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.