TODAY IN HIS­TORY

Albuquerque Journal - - NEWS - — As­so­ci­ated Press

TODAY IS FRI­DAY, SEPT. 14, the 257th day of 2018. There are 108 days left in the year.

TODAY’S HIGH­LIGHT IN HIS­TORY:

On this date in 1901, Pres­i­dent Wil­liam McKin­ley died in Buf­falo, N.Y., of gun­shot wounds in­flicted by an as­sas­sin; Vice Pres­i­dent Theodore Roo­sevelt suc­ceeded him.

In 1814, Fran­cis Scott Key wrote “The Star-Span­gled Ban­ner” af­ter wit­ness­ing the Amer­i­can flag fly­ing over a Mary­land fort fol­low­ing a night of Bri­tish naval bom­bard­ment dur­ing the War of 1812.

In 1861, the first naval en­gage­ment of the Civil War took place when the USS Colorado at­tacked and sank the Con­fed­er­ate pri­vate schooner Ju­dah off Pen­sacola, Fla.

In 1927, mod­ern dance pi­o­neer Isadora Dun­can died in Nice, France, when her scarf be­came en­tan­gled in a wheel of the sports car she was rid­ing in.

In 1954, the Soviet Union det­o­nated a 40-kilo­ton atomic test weapon.

In 1975, Pope Paul VI de­clared Mother El­iz­a­beth Ann Bay­ley Se­ton the first U.S.-born saint.

In 1982, Princess Grace of Monaco, for­merly ac­tress Grace Kelly, died at age 52 of in­juries from a car crash the day be­fore. In 2001, Amer­i­cans packed churches and pub­lic squares on a day of re­mem­brance for the vic­tims of the Sept. 11 at­tacks. Pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush at­tended ser­vices at Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Cathe­dral, then flew to New York and ad­dressed res­cue work­ers in a flag-wav­ing, bull­horn-wield­ing show of re­solve.

In 2012, fury over an anti-Mus­lim film ridi­cul­ing the Prophet Muham­mad spread across the Mus­lim world, with an Amer­i­can fast-food restau­rant set ablaze in Le­banon and in­ter­na­tional peace­keep­ers at­tacked in the Si­nai.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Ac­tress Zoe Cald­well is 85. Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is 78. Ac­tor Robert Wis­dom is 65. Rock mu­si­cian Steve Berlin (Los Lo­bos) is 63. Coun­try singer­song­writer Beth Nielsen Chap­man is 62. Ac­tress Mary Crosby and singer Morten Har­ket (a-ha) are 59. Ac­tress Faith Ford and ac­tor Jamie Kaler are 54. Rus­sian Prime Min­is­ter Dmitry Medvedev is 53. Rock mu­si­cian Mike Coo­ley (Drive By Truck­ers) is 52. Ac­tor Dan Cortese is 51. Ac­tor-writer-direc­tor-pro­ducer Tyler Perry is 49. Rock mu­si­cian Craig Mon­toya (Tri Po­lar) is 48. Ac­tress Kim­berly Wil­liams-Pais­ley is 47. Ac­tor Austin Ba­sis is 42. Pop singer Ayo is 38. Ac­tor Se­bas­tian Sozzi is 36. Singer Alex Clare is 33. Ac­tor Chad Duell (TV: “Gen­eral Hospi­tal”) is 31. Ac­tor-singer Lo­gan Hen­der­son is 29. Ac­tress Emma Ken­ney is 19.

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