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.

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1879: Margaret Sanger, the birth control activist, sex educator and nurse who popularized the term birth control and opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, is born Margaret Higgins in Corning, New York. Sanger established organizations that evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and was a part of several legal cases that helped legalize contraception in the U.S.

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