OnThisDay: September 14th
1716 - First lighthouse in US lit (Boston Harbor)
1814 - Francis Scott Key inspired to write "The Star-Spangled Banner"
1848 - Alexander Stewart opens the first US dept store
1899 - Henry Bliss becomes first automobile fatality (NY)
1938 - Graf Zeppelin II, world's largest airship, makes maiden flight
1948 - Groundbreaking ceremony for the United Nation world headquarters (NYC)
1948 - Milton Berle starts his TV career on Texaco Star Theater
1973 - Israel shoots down 13 Syrian MIG-21s
1741 - German composer George Frederick Handel finished composing "The Messiah."