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Francis Scott Key

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September 14 Marks 200th Anniversary Of The Writing Of The National Anthem

The words, paired with a tune from a British social club, were immediately popular, but Key was dead 73 years before President Wilson ordered the song be used by the military.

09/14/2014

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Getaway Guide: Star-spangled Baltimore

Two-hundred years ago in September, the National Anthem was penned in Baltimore by Francis Scott Key. Of course, if we waited til then, we’d lose a whole summer to visit Charm City.

07/24/2014

Christie's Auction House Previews 1st Edition Star Spangled Banner Sheet Music

On War Of 1812 Anniversary, Historical Society To Display Rare Treasures

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, at 13th and Locust in Center City, hosts a special display on a special day Monday.

06/17/2012

(Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key saw the rockets' red glare and bombs bursting in air.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Events Mark 200th Anniversary of War of 1812

In case you missed it, this year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812, during which our National Anthem was written.

05/31/2012

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