Category Archives: Law

Spangled Mythconception #8: Igor Stravinsky’s Mug Shot & “Illegal” Anthem

MYTH #8: A mug shot offers proof of composer Igor Stravinsky’s arrest by the Boston Police for desecrating a national symbol after conducting a performance of his own arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” with the Boston Symphony. CORRECTION: The supposed … Continue reading

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Banner Moment #7—March 3, 1931—Key’s Song Made Official U.S. Anthem by Congress

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Banner Moment #6: Jan. 8, 1917—Key’s Song Named “National Anthem” of U.S. Military

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Spangled Mythconception #6: Congress Made Key’s Banner the U.S. National Anthem

MYTH #6: A 1931 act of Congress made “The Star-Spangled Banner” the official anthem of the United States CORRECTION: This is absolutely correct in terms of the anthem’s legal status, but the bill approved by the House and Senate and … Continue reading

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