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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Star-Spangled Banner

The Star-Spangled Banner
Defence of Fort M'Henry broadside.jpg
One of two surviving copies of the 1814 broadside printing of the "Defence of Fort M'Henry", a poem that later became the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner", the national anthem of the United States.

National anthem of the
 United States


LyricsFrancis Scott Key, 1814
MusicJohn Stafford Smith, c. 1773
AdoptedMarch 4, 1931; 85 years ago

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"The Star-Spangled Banner" was recognized for official use by the United States Navy in 1889, and by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1508, codified at 36 U.S.C. § 301), which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.

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