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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.

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