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1504

Michelan­gelo’s tow­er­ing mar­ble statue of David was un­veiled to the public in Florence, Italy.

1900

Galve­ston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an es­ti­mated 8,000 peo­ple.

1935

Sen. Huey P. Long, D-La., was shot and mor­tally wounded in­side the Louisiana State Capi­tol.

1966

The sci­ence-fic­tion se­ries “Star Trek” pre­miered on NBC.

1974

Pres­i­dent Ger­ald R. Ford granted a “full, free, and ab­so­lute par­don” to for­mer Pres­i­dent Richard Nixon.

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