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U.S. Mint Unveils ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Coins

The U.S. Mint is unveiling the designs of two coins commemorating the 200th anniversary of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”


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Baltimore Plans War Of 1812 Bicentennial Celebrations

The bicentennial of the War of 1812 could be a profitable anniversary for Baltimore.


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2 U.S. Navy Ships Dock At Inner Harbor Ahead Of Anniversary Celebration

They are two of the Navy’s smallest ships, but they arrive in Baltimore ahead of what will be a major flotilla.


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Pride Of Baltimore Returns Home After Touring The East Coast And Canada

The Pride of Baltimore II is back home Friday night. It pulled into port after months at sea on a special promotional tour.


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Anniversary Of ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Brings 9/11 Memorial Flag To Md.

This week marks the anniversary of the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key.


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D.C. Museum Celebrates Flag Day

The National Museum of American History in Washington is celebrating Flag Day by hosting a naturalization ceremony for 20 people.


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Fort McHenry Prepares For Flag Day

Tuesday is Flag Day. If you plan to celebrate, there’s no better place than Fort McHenry.


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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.


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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.


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Many Upset At Christina Aguilera’s Version Of National Anthem

Is Francis Scott Key turning in his grave? Christina Aguilera’s Super Bowl fumble of the Star Spangled Banner has sparked controversy across the nation, but here in Baltimore, it hits an even bigger nerve.


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.