September 14

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On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key, an Episcopalian and cofounder of the American Sunday School Union, was inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the bombardment of Fort McHenry during the war of 1812. The song became the national anthem in 1931.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013
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