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Right year, wrong document

With all the tall ships and events and fireworks surrounding the week-long festivities celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner  it’s easy to understand that people in the area might still be a little torqued up.

So we’ll give Sen. Brian Frosh, D-Montgomery, a little bit of a pass for his post on Facebook urging people to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution.

Frosh, who is seeking to become the next attorney general, mentioned the anniversary with a photo and message: “200 years ago the founders signed the U.S. Constitution. The rest is history…let’s make more history on Nov. 4.”

The celebratory message comes 27 years late. The 200th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution was in 1987—the same year Frosh entered the House of Delegates.

Frosh, in a brief phone interview, acknowledged the error in a typical good-natured, self-deprecating response.

“Apparently my campaign is bad at math,” said Frosh.

Last week, Baltimore celebrated the penning of the national anthem by Francis Scott Key during a British naval bombardment during the Battle of Baltimore in 1814.

This year does mark the 200th anniversary of the signing of the constitution for Norway—the country that gave us the cheese slicer, 80s band A-ha and some pretty loud Olympic curling uniforms.

The city of Bloomington, Minnesota held a month-long celebration earlier this year.

Maybe that’s what Frosh meant.

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