Wednesday, September 14, 2005
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.