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 - 911 memorial service
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2001: A historic National Prayer Service is held at the Washington National Cathedral for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A similar service is held in Canada on Parliament Hill, the largest vigil ever held in the nation's capital.

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