The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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1812 Napoleon entered Moscow

1814 Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812.

1901 President William B. McKinley died in Buffalo, N.Y., of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin eight days earlier. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, 42, was sworn in, becoming the youngest president in U.S. history.

1968 Denny McLain became a 30-game winner for the Detroit Tigers

2001 The FBI released the names of the 19 hijackers who took part in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks; President George W. Bush toured the ruins of the World Trade Center and addressed rescue workers over a bullhorn.

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~ by thehalobender on September 14, 2009.

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