Monday, September 13, 2010

September 13th in History

September 13th, 1814

Francis Scott Key wrote a poem entitled “The Defense of Fort McHenry” after witnessing the attack on the fort during the war of 1812. The poem was renamed “The Star Spangled Banner” and became the United States National Anthem in 1931.

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Key,Francis Scott “The star-spangled banner: national song” (1814).

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