New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)
TODAY IN HISTORY
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT Sept. 14, 1814
Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” (later “The Star-Spangled Banner”) after witnessing the American flag flying over the Maryland fort following a night of British naval bombardment during the War of 1812.
ON THIS DATE 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.
On the 34th day of a strike by players, Acting Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig announced the 1994 season was over.
Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis returned to work for the first time since she was jailed for defying a federal court and announced that she would no longer block her deputies from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.