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Yesterday In History: Sept 14

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Bette Midler with Dan Aykroyd at MTV Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York, Sept. 14, 1984. This marked the first music and television awards. (AP Photo/G. Paul Burnett)

Today is Sunday, September 14, the 257th day of 2014. There are 108 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key was inspired to begin writing the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” after witnessing how an American flag flying over the Maryland fort had withstood a night of British bombardment during the War of 1812; the poem later became the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner.”…

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