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.
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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