America gets its first lighthouse, the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner" are written, President McKinley dies, and a hurricane closes Disney World for the first time, all on this day.
1999: With Hurricane Floyd forecast to hit Florida, Walt Disney World closes down for the first time in its 28-year history. The storm instead strikes The Bahamas at peak strength, causing heavy damage, and then parallels the East Coast of the United States, missing the theme park entirely.
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