ContractsProf Blog

Editor: D. A. Jeremy Telman
Valparaiso Univ. Law School

A Member of the Law Professor Blogs Network

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.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/2005/09/today_in_histor_13.html

Today in History | Permalink

TrackBack URL for this entry:

http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef00d8351f144b53ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Today in History: September 14: