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Francis Scott Key wrote the famous anthem in his 1814 poem “Defence of Fort McHenry,” which would later be set to a popular British standard tune and sung as a national anthem. Although recognized over time by various American institutions, the song did not become the official anthem until Congress passed a resolution making it so in March, 1931.

Francis Scott Key wrote the famous anthem in his 1814 poem “Defence of Fort McHenry,” which would later be set to a popular British standard tune and sung as a national anthem. Although recognized over time by various American institutions, the song did not become the official anthem until Congress passed a resolution making it so in March, 1931.

(Source: mentalfloss.com)

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