- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - Bicentennial events including the weeklong Star-Spangled Spectacular in September had a $333 million impact on the state of Maryland.

The Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission announced that the events, including eight Chesapeake Campaign events in 2013-2014 and June 2012’s Star-Spangled Sailabration attracted millions of attendees from around the state, country and world.

The events commemorated the anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner. The announcement comes one day after the Baltimore City Council approved “Baltimore: The Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner” as the city’s official slogan.

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