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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2006 with 109 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2006 with 152 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2006 with 200 to follow.
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National Museum to close for work

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- The National Museum of American History, the largest of its kind in the United States, will close on Labor Day for two years of refurbishing and expansion.

New U.S. citizenship test planned

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The federal government is planning to change the U.S. citizenship test to reflect better the understanding of government by immigrants.

Students mark National Anthem anniversary

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Hundreds of school children across the United States celebrated the 191st anniversary of the "The Star-Spangled Banner" by learning its history.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2005 with 109 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2005 with 152 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2005 with 200 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 13, the 257th day of 2004 with 109 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 1, the 214th day of 2004 with 152 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 14, the 166th day of 2004 with 200 to follow.
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Water taxi capsizes near Baltimore, 1 dead

BALTIMORE, March 7 (UPI) -- A water taxi carrying 25 people near Baltimore's Inner Harbor capsized Saturday in a squall, leaving one dead and three missing.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2003 with 109 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2003 with 152 to follow.
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Francis Scott Key
The American flag carried by U.S. soldiers at BaltimoreÕs Fort McHenry on September 14, 1814, is preserved and on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington on November 19, 2008. The flag, raised to celebrate a crucial victory over British forces during the War of 1812, inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star-Spangled Banner, the United States National Anthem. The museum, closed for renovations for two years, reopens to the public on November 21. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Francis Scott Key (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843) was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner".

Francis Scott Key was born to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy (Charlton) and Captain John Ross Key at the family plantation Terra Rubra in what was Frederick County and is now Carroll County, Maryland. His father John Ross Key was a lawyer, a judge and an officer in the Continental Army. His great-grandparents were Philip Key and Susanna Barton Gardiner, both born in London, England, immigrated to Maryland in 1726.

He studied law at St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland and also learned under his uncle Philip Barton Key.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Francis Scott Key."
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