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Francis Scott Key

Key's 'star-spangled' stanzas inspire, endure 200 years later

Key's 'star-spangled' stanzas inspire, endure 200 years later

Lyrics of “The Anacreonic Song,” the official song of the London Anacreontic Society written in the 1770s by Ralph Tomlinson and John Stafford Smith. America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was set to its tune. (Several versions are available for listening on YouTube.)

September 14, 2014 9:56 am Related Loading…
Gazette opinion: Sing happy anniversary to Star Spangled Banner

Gazette opinion: Sing happy anniversary to Star Spangled Banner

On Saturday, Americans will have a special occasion to raise the Star Spangled Banner and sing its song.

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Gazette opinion: Remember war U.S. fought to a draw 200 years ago

Gazette opinion: Remember war U.S. fought to a draw 200 years ago

A foreign army invaded Washington, D.C., burned the U.S. Capitol and the president’s mansion before going on to defeat an American military force that outnumbered the invaders 2 to 1.

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