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Francis Scott Key composes “The Star-Spangled Banner”

“In the wee hours of the morning on September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key sat under British guard aboard the HMS Tonnant and witnessed that, despite bombardment throughout the night’s battle, the flag at Fort McHenry was still flying. The … Continue reading

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F. Scott Fitzgerald Gets Drunk With Future Game Show Host, Jumps Out Of Car And Hides In Bush Near (Uncle) Francis Scott Key’s Monument

“…Fitzgerald moved to 1307 Park Avenue in Bolton Hill, not far from the monument to his famous ancestor, Francis Scott Key. One night on his way home, according to historian Frank Shivers, a drunk Fitzgerald jumped out of the car … Continue reading

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