Today is Friday, September 14th. There are 101 days until Christmas.

On this date In 1814,  Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner" after watching the British bombardment of Maryland's Fort McHenry during the War of 1812.

In 1940,  Congress passed the Selective Service Act providing for the first peacetime draft for men between the ages of 18-to-25.

In 1982,  Princess Grace of Monaco, known to American movie fans as Grace Kelly, died of injuries suffered in a car crash a day earlier.

Today is Cream Filled Donut Day, Eat a Hoagie Day, and Live Creative Day.

Happy Birthday to Actress Faith Ford, from ‘Murphy Brown,’ is 54. Actor Andrew Lincoln, Rick Grimes on ‘The Walking Dead,’ is 45.  Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley is 47.  (Born 1971)  Her credits include the TV series "Nashville," and the "Father of the Bride" films.  She's also married to country singer Brad Paisley.