Archive for August 1st, 2012

AUTHOR/POET BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1779

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      Francis Scott Key (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843)

Francis Scott Key was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet
who wrote the lyrics to the United States’ national anthem, "The Star-
Spangled Banner
". From 1818 until his death, Key was associated
with the American Bible Society.

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Artists depiction of Francis Scott Key with Fort McHenry in
the background during the Battle of Baltimore on the night 
of September 13–14, 1814
 

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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The first music video shown on MTV was The Buggles‘ "Video
Killed the Radio Star
", and the second music video shown was
Pat Benatar‘s "You Better Run".

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The Buggles, Geoff Downes and Trevor Horn

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EXPLORER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1770

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          William Clark
(August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838)

Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of
1803 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and
claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States

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