The War of 1812 Bicentennial commemorates the duration of the War of 1812, observed between June 18, 2012 through February 17, 2015, dates that correspond with the 200-year anniversary of the war fought by the United States of America against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
Bicentennial ceremonies observing historical events include:
*June 18, 1812 - US President James Madison declares War on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
*August 25, 1814 - British burning of the White House.
*September 14, 1814 - US National anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner" penned by Francis Scott Key.
*January 8, 1815 - Andrew Jackson's decisive victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans.
*February 17, 1815 - War ended with President Madison signing the Treaty of Ghent in the Octagon House, used temporarily as the White House.