Tuesday, September 13, 2016

On This Day In History: Francis Scott Key Penned Star-Spangled Banner In 1814


As History.com notes, on this day in 1814 Francis Scott Key penned the Star-Spangled Banner from the deck of a British ship as the British attacked Baltimore.

You can read about the event and watch a video on this day in history via the below link:

 http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/key-pens-star-spangled-banner?cmpid=email-hist-tdih-2016-0913-09132016&om_rid=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa&om_mid=89900154&kx_EmailCampaignID=7119&kx_EmailCampaignName=email-hist-tdih-2016-0913-09132016&kx_EmailRecipientID=de5e4076c942a595dbda53f758321d197499484f6d117f61b6ac5c08e0d6f0aa

Note: If you want to learn more about Key and the battle in the War of 1812 that inspired Key, you should read Steve Vogel's Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation.


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