intro: While it's the song that is recited before major political and sporting events, "The Star Spangled Banner" didn't officially become the country's national anthem until 1931. President Herbert Hoover signed the congressional resolution on March 3, 1931. Here's a look at five things you didn't know about the "The Star Spangled Banner."
title: Lyrics Come From a Poem
text: "The Star Spangled Banner" was written in Baltimore on Sept. 14, 1814 as "Defense of Fort McHenry" by...Full Story