FAMOUS POEM PENNED ON THIS DAY IN 1814

The Star-Spangled Banner, our National Anthem | Star spangled banner, National anthem, History


Francis Scott Key, an American lawyer, penned a poem which was
later set to music. In
1931 it become America’s national anthem,
The Star-Spangled Banner.” The poem, originally titled “The
Defence of Fort M’Henry,” was written after Key saw the
Maryland

fort being bombarded by
the British during the War of 1812. Key
was inspired by the sight of a lone U.S. flag still flying over Fort
McHenry at daybreak. as reflected in the now-famous words of the
“Star-Spangled Banner”: “



 

 

14th September 1814: USA's national anthem lyrics written as the poem "Defence of Fort M'Henry" | HistoryPod

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