Each of the events below occurred on the same day of the month, September 8.
1504: Michelangelo's David is unveiled at the Piazza Della Signoria in Florence, Italy.
1921: Margaret Gorman, a 16-year old, wins the Golden Mermaid trophy at a pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Officials later dub her the first Miss America.
1932: Singer-songwriter and pianist Patsy Cline is born in Winchester, Virginia.
1935: U.S. Senator Huey Long of Louisiana is shot and mortally wounded by Dr. Carl Weiss at the Capitol building in Baton Rouge. Long dies two days later.
1945: U.S. forces arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Russian troops occupying the northern part a month earlier.
1974: President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.
2006: Legendary football coach Erk Russell, 80, suffers a fatal stroke while driving in Statesboro, Georgia.