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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New Line Cinema

2009: Actor Henry Gibson dies of cancer at age 73 in Malibu, California. He was best known as a cast member of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," for his roles in the movies "Nashville," "The Blues Brothers," "The 'Burbs," "Magnolia" and "Wedding Crashers" (pictured), and for his recurring role as Judge Clark Brown on the TV series "Boston Legal." He also voiced Wilbur the pig in the 1973 animated movie "Charlotte's Web."


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