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Unknown Facts About The National Anthem Of The USA

  1.  Francis Scott Key wrote the words to “The Star Spangled Banner” after witnessing the American victory at the Battle of Fort McHenry in Baltimore on 9/14/1814 2. The song was originally named “The Defense of Fort McHenry” 3. The melody was taken from an old English drinking song called “To Anacreon in Heav’n“ 4. President Hoover declared “The Star Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the U.S. on March 3, 1931 5. The “Star Spangled Banner” was originally intended to be sung as a group number at a much faster tempo 6. “The Star Spangled Banner” made its first appearance at a sporting event at a baseball game in Brooklyn in 1862 7. It was also performed at the first World Series in 1903 in Boston 8. The actual flag described in the song remains on display at the Smithsonian National Museum in Washington, D.C. 9. The full “Star Spangled Banner” had four verses. A fifth was added to support the Union cause during the Civil War. An informative video shared by the Stonebridge

Amazing Facts About Texas

  1. The famous soft drink “Dr. Pepper” was invented in Texas. 2. The first frozen margarita machine was invented in Dallas, Texas 3. The Six Flags Over Texas theme park is named for the six countries that have ruled over Texas 4. The deadliest natural disaster( Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900) in United States history occurred in Texas 5. The largest known bat colony in North America is located in Texas 6. Texas is larger than any country in Europe 7. Texas has three of the top 10 most populous cities in the US 8. Texas longhorn is the state's large animal 9. The mockingbird is the state bird of texas 10. Bluebonnet is the state flower of texas 11. The designer of texas’s flag is unknown. An informative blog shared by the "Stonebridge Academy", Preschool in Mckinney .