On This Day in 1931, “The Star-Spangled Banner” Officially Became the National Anthem; Today is National Anthem Day

On this day in 1931, President Herbert Hoover signed a congressional act making “The Star-Spangled Banner” the official national anthem of the United States. “The Star-Spangled Banner” could be considered a mashup of sorts. The lyrics to the anthem were written in 1814 and the music comes from the British as far back as 1773. The music is a popular British song known as “To … Continue reading On This Day in 1931, “The Star-Spangled Banner” Officially Became the National Anthem; Today is National Anthem Day

It is Women’s History Month!

In 1981, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 97-28 which authorized and requested the President proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” For the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designation a week in March. After being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project in 1987, Congress passed Public Law 100-9 which designated the whole month of March … Continue reading It is Women’s History Month!