On This Date in Legal History

On August 1, 1779, Francis Scott Key was born.  During the War of 1812 he wrote the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner.

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He was an attorney sent to negotiate the release of an American prisoner. While he was detained by the British, aboard a ship near Baltimore’s harbor, he witnessed Fort McHenry being bombarded. When the sun came up he was delighted to see an American flag flying in the distance. He was inspired to pen the words that became our national anthem (and later set to music). Learn more at https://goo.gl/azcw3t.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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