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:


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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