On this day: September 14

Published On: Sep 14 2012 12:43:33 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 14 2015 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.

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1940: Basketball Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is born in Brooklyn, New York. Brown began his head coaching career with the Carolina Cougars of the ABA in 1972 and has won more than 1,000 games in the ABA and the NBA. He is the only coach in NBA history to lead eight different teams to the playoffs and is also the only coach in history to win both an NCAA national title (with Kansas in 1988) and an NBA championship (with the Detroit Pistons in 2004).


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