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National anthem
A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people.- History :Anthems rose to prominence in Europe during the 19th century, but some are...
Timeline of Events
1792
4.25.1792
''La Marseillaise'' (French national anthem) is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
1880
6.24.1880
First performance of ''O Canada'', the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.
1883
8.17.1883
The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, ''Himno Nacional''.
1954
8.4.1954
The Government of Pakistan approves Qaumi Tarana, written by Hafeez Jullundhry and composed by Ahmed Ghulamali Chagla, as the national anthem.
8.13.1954
Radio Pakistan broadcasts the National Anthem of Pakistan for the first time.
1977
11.21.1977
Minister of Internal Affairs Allan Highet announces that 'the national anthems of New Zealand shall be the traditional anthem "God Save the Queen" and the poem "God Defend New Zealand", written by Thomas Bracken, as set to music by John Joseph Woods, both being of equal status as national anthems appropriate to the occasion.
1980
7.1.1980
''O Canada'' officially becomes the national anthem of Canada.
1984
4.19.1984
''Advance Australia Fair'' is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.
1999
8.9.1999
The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.