TODAY IN HISTORY
Michelangelo’s towering marble statue of David was unveiled to the public in Florence, Italy.
Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8,000 people.
Sen. Huey P. Long, D-La., was shot and mortally wounded inside the Louisiana State Capitol.
The science-fiction series “Star Trek” premiered on NBC.
President Gerald R. Ford granted a “full, free, and absolute pardon” to former President Richard Nixon.