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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1960: Actress Melissa Leo, an Academy Award-winner for Best Supporting Actress for "The Fighter," is born in Manhattan, New York. Leo also earned an Oscar nomination for her role in 2008's "Frozen River" and has also starred in "21 Grams," "Flight," "Olympus has Fallen" and "Oblivion." She's also starred on the TV series "All My Children," "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Treme."


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