Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
The Falls Church Falls Church
1779/08/01 Born at Terra Rubra Terra Rubra Keysville
1803/00/00 Francis Scott Key home 1803-1833 Home Francis Scott Key Park Washington, DC
1814/09/07 Francis Key and fellow lawyer working for the State Department, John Stuart Skinner, board the Tonnant in Chesapeake Bay. Negotiator Chesapeake Bay Virginia Arrest of Dr William Beanes
1814/09/10 Under British guard, Dr Beanes, John Skinner and Francis Key return to the Minden, tied to a British ship floating on Chesapeake Bay, 8 miles off shore from Fort McHenry. Negotiator Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Baltimore Arrest of Dr William Beanes
1814/09/14 Seeing that the American flag was still flying over Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key writes the lines of an untitled poem on the back of a envelope he pulled from his pocket. The poem eventually became "The Star-Spangled Banner". Lyricist Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine Baltimore Arrest of Dr William Beanes
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