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The Almanac

Today is Saturday, June 14, the 165th day of 2003 with 200 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

It was on this date in 1991 that a man, trying out a camcorder, captured on home video the beating of black motorist Rodney King by white Los Angeles police officers. Four of the officers would be tried in Simi Valley, Calif., on criminal charges in the s
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for March 3-9.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

Reagan National in Washington and Logan in Boston remained closed on this date in 2001 in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks but most other airports across the country had resumed business under heightened security.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Sept. 13, the 256th day of 2002 with 109 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 9-15.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2002 with 152 to follow.
By United Press International

The almanac

Today is Friday, June 14, the 165th day of 2002 with 200 to follow.
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is March 3. It was on this date in 1991 that a man, trying out a camcorder, captured on home video the beating of black motorist Rodney King by white Los Angeles police officers.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Feb. 25. This is the anniversary of the Hebron massacre. On this date in 1994, 29 Muslim worshippers were killed and three more trampled to death ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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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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