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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Today in History: September 14

1638: Thirty-year-old clergyman John Harvard dies, leaving £800 and his library of around 400 volumes to a new school in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1814: Lawyer Francis Scott Key writes the words to a poem he calls “The Defense of Fort McHenry,” but which will later become known as the “Star Spangled Banner.”

1836: Lawyer and former U.S. Vice President Aaron Burr dies at Port Richmond, New York.

1901: Law school dropout Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as President of the United States at the Ansley Wilcox House in Buffalo, New York.

1960: Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela form the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries..

1998: WorldCom and MCI complete their $37 billion merger.

2003: Swedish voters reject adoption of the Euro.

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