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FAMOUS POEM PENNED ON THIS DAY IN 1814

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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

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

Francis Scott Key pens “The Star-Spangled Banner” - HISTORY

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POET BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1809

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Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)

On January 19, 1809, poet, author and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe
is born in Boston,
Massachusetts. He is best known for his poetry
and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre
widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the U.S. and
of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s
earliest practitioners of the short story. He is generally considered
the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited
with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was
the first well-known American writer to earn a living through writing
alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

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POEM PENNED ON THIS DAY IN 1814

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Painting of Francis Scott Key standing on boat, with
right arm stretched out toward the United States flag
flying over Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland.

Francis Scott Key penned a poem which is later set to music
and in 1931 becomes America’s national anthem, “
The Star-
Spangled Banner
.” The poem, originally titled “The Defense
of Fort McHenry,” was written after Key witnessed 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”:
“And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.”

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


Francis S. Key was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet
from
Frederick, Maryland. It has been speculated that the U.S. motto
"In God We Trust" was adapted from a line in the fourth stanza of
the "Star-Spangled Banner".


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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON


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On this day in 2001, President Bill Clinton escaped indictment by surrendering his Arkansas law license for five years and admitting
that he made false statements under oath about his affair with
Monica Lewinsky.

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A twelve-year-old Dolly Parton.

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       Dolly Parton at Sevier High School.  

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Dolly Rebecca Parton is 73 years young today.


Country singer Dolly Parton has released twenty-six #1 Billboard hits,
including "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors," and "9 to 5." Parton’s music
includes 25 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)-certified
gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards.

She grew up alongside eleven brothers and sisters in a one-room cabin
in Appalachia, Tennessee where she learned to sing at church.

She received the nickname The Queen of Country Music after releasing
more #1 hits than any other country singer in U.S. history. Dolly is one
of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s
Entertainer of the Year Award and has received 47 Grammy nominations.


Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton in 1969.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" ‘Twas
the night before Christmas…") was published on this day in 1823.

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