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Do Fireworks Resemble the True Sights and Sounds of the U.S.’s Key Historical Battles?

After witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore on the night of September 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key was moved to immortalize the scene in what became the U.S. national anthem: “the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air…” Many cite Key’s depiction of battle as a driving force [...]

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