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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2009: Actor Patrick Swayze, best known for movies like "Dirty Dancing," "Ghost," "Point Break" and "Roadhouse," dies from pancreatic cancer at the age of 57 in Los Angeles.

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