On this day: September 14

Published On: Sep 14 2012 12:43:33 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 14 2012 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

OTD September 14 - Hurricane Floyd
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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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