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New Baltimore Exhibit To Honor Star-Spangled Banner Flag Creator Mary Pickersgill

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore is opening a new exhibit about the creator of the flag that inspired the national anthem.

02/11/2014

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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

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New Star-Spangled Banner Takes Shape In Maryland

It was 200 years ago this summer that a Baltimore flag-maker stitched the flag that inspired America’s national anthem. Now, hundreds of people are helping to recreate the star-spangled banner.

08/01/2013

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Star Spangled Banner Project To Create Flag That Inspired Anthem

Sewers in Maryland are set to begin recreating the flag that inspired the national anthem.

07/03/2013

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Mark Zinno: An Anthem To Remember, Because We Forgot

Who would have ever thought that a hockey game would be remembered more for something that happened before the puck even dropped?

04/18/2013

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Smithsonian Features U.S. National Anthem In Spanish

A little-known official translation of the U.S. national anthem to be sung in Spanish is now part of the Smithsonian Institution’s collection.

09/27/2012

Defenders Day

Baltimore Residents Celebrate Defenders Day

Baltimore’s oldest holiday, Defenders Day, was celebrated Sunday.

09/10/2012

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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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Steve Davis: ‘O’ In Anthem

Mike Wise from the Washington Post wrote a column chastising Orioles fans for their use of “O” in the anthem.

05/21/2012

Fort McHenry

New Visitors Center For National Anthem’s Birthplace

A new visitors center is set to open at Fort McHenry, just in time for the bicentennial of the War of 1812.

03/02/2011

Star Spangled Banner

National Anthem Draft Leaves Md. Home For First Time

The original manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” written by Francis Scott Key left Baltimore for the first time in nearly 200 years for an event in Annapolis.

03/01/2011

ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 06: Singer Christina Aguilera performs during the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Pregame Show at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Aguilera Flubs Line Of National Anthem

Christina Aguilera flubbed a line as she belted out the national anthem at the start of the Super Bowl Sunday night.

02/06/2011