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On this day in history – Sept. 13, 1814 – Key pens Star-Spangled Banner

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 9:12 am

1814
Key pens Star-Spangled Banner
On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The poem, originally titled “The Defence of Fort McHenry,” was written after Key witnessed the Maryland fort being bombarded by the British during… read more »

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