On This Day
On This Day in history:
1845- Florida becomes the 27th US state.
1915- The motion picture, "Birth of a Nation" debuts in New York City.
1923- The first issue of Time Magazine is published.
1931- The "Star Spangled Banner" is adopted as the American national anthem. The song was written by Francis Scott Key and was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."
1991- Rodney King is severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers and it is all captured on amateur video.