…and they provided inspiration to a man in a bar to write something with which we are all very familiar.
Today is Hug a Crabby Stranger Day.
1814: Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” at a Baltimore tavern after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812.
1982: Princess Grace of Monaco, former actress Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of injuries in a car crash the day before.
1968 -. A cartoon show based on a comic book series premiered on CBS. Studio musicians named after the lead character would record a song which would later become the biggest hit of the year. They called themselves the Archies.