In 1935, an assassin shot U.S. Sen. Huey P. Long, D-La., at the Capitol in Baton Rouge, La. Long died two days later.
In 1974, U.S. President Gerald Ford granted former President Richard Nixon, who had resigned a month earlier in the wake of the Watergate scandal, a full pardon for any offenses he may have committed during his years in office.
In 2005, more than 1,000 people attended the Washington funeral of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who died of thyroid cancer just before his 81st birthday.
In 2013, Australian voters chose the Liberal/National coalition headed by opposition leader Tony Abbott over the Labor Party and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Abbott was sworn in as PM on Sept. 18.
In 2014, the Baltimore Ravens terminated star running back Ray Rice's contract and the NFL suspended him indefinitely after the release of a video that showed him punching his future wife in the face in a hotel elevator in Atlantic City.
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