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Star-Spangled Banner:
On September 13, 1814, British forces attacked Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor. After twenty-five hours of bombardment, they failed to take the fort. Watching the battle while detained on a British ship, American lawyer Francis Scott Key wrote a poem that was set to music and eventually became the United States national anthem.

Fragments of the Star-Spangled Banner cut as souvenirs in 1880
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