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September 14 Marks 200th Anniversary Of The Writing Of The National AnthemThe 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.
Getaway Guide: Star-spangled BaltimoreTwo-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.
On War Of 1812 Anniversary, Historical Society To Display Rare TreasuresThe Historical Society of Pennsylvania, at 13th and Locust in Center City, hosts a special display on a special day Monday.
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.