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National Anthem Day Marks An Anniversary That Started In Baltimore

Monday, the United States marked an anniversary that originated right here in Baltimore: National Anthem Day.

03/04/2014

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Smithsonian To Exhibit ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Manuscript With Flag That Inspired It

The original, handwritten manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the flag that inspired the song’s lyrics will be displayed together at the Smithsonian in Washington, the first time the historic pieces are believed to have been shown side by side.

01/08/2014

It’s Academic: Dec. 7, 2013

Teams from Francis Scott Key, John Carroll and Patterson Mill compete.

12/07/2013

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Md. Rep. Steny Hoyer To Add Stitch To Star-Spangled Banner

Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer is participating in a project to recreate the Star-Spangled Banner.

09/06/2013

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Flag Day Brings Key’s Manuscript To Frederick

Francis Scott Key’s handwritten lyrics for “The Star-Spangled Banner” are making an unusual visit to Key’s final resting place in Frederick.

06/14/2013

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‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Manuscript Visits Frederick

Dawn’s early light and rockets’ red glare seared a song into a man’s heart in 1814 and moved his pen to create what became “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

06/13/2013

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Original Anthem Lyrics Coming To Frederick In June

Frederick County’s tourism chief says Francis Scott Key’s handwritten lyrics for the “The Star-Spangled Banner” are coming to Frederick.

02/08/2013

It’s Academic: Oct. 6, 2012

Teams from Hereford, Pikesville and Francis Scott Key compete.

10/06/2012

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Battle Of North Point Celebrated At Former Battlefield Turned Elementary School

On this day, 1,998 years ago, the smoke cleared and Francis Scott Key saw the American flag was still flying at Ft. McHenry.

09/14/2012

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Best Places To Learn About The People Who Built Baltimore

These places allow you to travel back through history and have a greater understanding about major Baltimore figures.

08/13/2012

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Ceremonial Buoy Set In Baltimore Harbor Marks The Spot Where The Star-Spangled Banner Was Written

Sometimes, historical places are all wet. But an important one in Baltimore’s harbor was marked anyway as the state kicks off the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

06/08/2012

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Vote For Or Against War Of 1812 In Online Game

The National Park Service is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with a new online game.

05/21/2012

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