Cite Return to Daily IQ 1814Birth of an anthemFrancis Scott Key composed the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner. 1867 Karl Marx published his most famous book, Capital (Das Kapital). 1901 President McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt succeeded him. 1927 Modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan died in Nice, France. 1940 Congress passed the Selective Service Act, providing for the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. 1959 The Soviet space probe Luna 2 became the first man-made object to reach the Moon when it crashed onto the lunar surface. 1982 Princess Grace of Monaco died from injuries sustained in a car crash the previous day. 1994 Acting commissioner Bud Selig announced the cancellation of the 1994 baseball season on the 34th day of a strike by players. Yesterday Return to Daily IQ Tomorrow or choose another day: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Today's Birthday or select month and date: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec Year by Year: 1900?2014 or enter a year: Enter a year: TrendingHere are the facts and trivia that people are buzzing about. August 2021 Current Events: US News Record Highest Temperatures by State The Megacities of Africa The Mongol Empire The Real World Destinations of Greek Mythology The Most and Least Religious Countries ?