On this day: September 14

POSTED: 10:43 PM Sep 13 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 14 2012

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.

OTD September 14 - Elizabeth Ann Seton
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1975: The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI. Seton established the first Catholic school in the nation, at Emmitsburg, Md., where she founded the first American congregation of Religious Sisters, the Sisters of Charity.

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