Today in history - Sept. 14
Today is Thursday, Sept. 14, the 257th day of 2006. There are 108 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Sept. 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspirebd to write his poem "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812.
On this date:
In 1812, the Russians set fire to Moscow in the face of an invasion by Napoleon Bonaparte's troops.
In 1901, President McKinley died in Buffalo, N.Y., of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him.