Francis Scott Key
publication date: Thursday, July 4, 2019 (part of Summer 2019)
clue: The poem that he wrote after witnessing a U.S. flag survive a bombardment in the War of 1812 became the lyrics of the most American of songs, sung in a major key.
explanation: Key's poem "The Star-Spangled Banner" was later set to music and became the national anthem. more…
difficulty: very easy