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Bio Released Of ‘Star-Spangled’ Author As Anthem Turns 200

Before the “dawn’s early light” and the “twilight’s last gleaming,” the author of our national anthem was busy arranging a prisoner swap with the enemy.

07/10/2014

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July 4th In Baltimore: Birthplace Of The National Anthem Celebrates In A Big Way

Fireworks light up Downtown Baltimore. But as thousands were glued to the sky, police officers were on the ground, working to keep the patriotic celebration safe.

07/04/2014

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2 Icons Of American History Together For The First Time

Two important pieces of American history are brought together for the first time.

07/03/2014

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Md. Office of Tourism: Snap & Post Your Star-Spangled Selfies For A Prize

Prizes for you pictures. If you own a cell phone, chances are you have taken a selfie or two, but how about getting rewards for your pics?

07/02/2014

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Fort! Flag! Fire! Fort McHenry Celebrates Star-Spangled Summer

From the Fort McHenry Guard to the stars and stripes, it will be a summer to remember at the birthplace of the star spangled banner.

06/26/2014

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Star-Spangled Banner Trail Follows War Of 1812

In the summer of 1814 — two years after Congress declared war against Great Britain — the British moved rapidly up the Chesapeake Bay waterways, terrorizing port towns.

06/21/2014

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Museum To Celebrate Star-Spangled Banner In Song

Girl Scouts, Little League baseball players and musicians including Phish and Train are joining a national sing-a-long on Saturday, which is Flag Day, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem and the flag that inspired its lyrics.

06/13/2014

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‘For Whom It Stands’ Exhibit At Reginald F. Lewis Museum Celebrates The Flag

USA Today calls it a must see exhibit, and it’s ready to open right here at Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

05/15/2014

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O Say Can You See! Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Summer Is Set

American history comes to life in Baltimore this summer as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of our national anthem.

04/29/2014

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Happy Maryland Day! The State Remembers The Past While Looking Forward

Three hundred and eighty years ago today, the first English colonists arrived in Maryland, which makes today Maryland Day.

03/25/2014

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Star-Spangled Banner Stamp Unveiled At Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution is beginning a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the flag and song that became the national anthem with a new forever stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

03/06/2014

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