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.
1814: The poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" is written by Francis Scott Key after he watched the bombarding of the American forces at Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore. The poem is later used as the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
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