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September 14th is a day marked by a mix of reflection, creativity, indulgence, and regional pride in the United States. This date is recognized for multiple celebrations that cater to a variety of interests and causes.

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Interesting Facts of September 14th

  1. 1. Francis Scott Key wrote the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" on September 14, 1814, which would later be set to music and become the United States national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."
  2. 2. U.S. President William McKinley died on September 14, 1901, after being shot by an anarchist eight days earlier. He was succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.
  3. 3. On September 14, 1959, the Soviet space probe Luna 2 crashed onto the Moon's surface, becoming the first human-made object to reach it.
  4. 4. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was formed on September 14, 1960, by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.
  5. 5. On September 14, 2003, Estonia approved joining the European Union in a referendum, signaling the shift of much of the former Soviet bloc towards the West.