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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2022 7:41 p.m. PST

… 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

"Who was Francis Scott Key? And what was he doing in Baltimore Harbor the night of Sept. 13, 1814—aside from writing the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner"? Here are five little-known facts about Francis Scott Key, a name most of us have heard, but a life whose details are all but unknown to Americans today.

1. Key—known to friends and family as "Frank"—was a well-connected, 35-year-old lawyer in Washington, D.C., who volunteered to go to Baltimore on a prisoner-exchange mission. He had been asked to help arrange the release of Dr. William Beanes, a Maryland surgeon whom the British had taken following the disastrous August 24 Battle of Bladensburg…"

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GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2022 4:56 a.m. PST

Unfamiliar with his biography, although might pick it up, thank you!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2022 2:23 p.m. PST

A votre service mon ami….


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