Huey Long Shot, Bernie Sanders Born, Nixon Pardoned

September 8: On This Progressive Day
Germany admitted to the League of Nations (1926)

U.S. Senator Huey Long is fatally shot in the Louisiana capitol building (1935)

German forces begin 'Siege of Leningrad' against the Soviet Union's second-largest city (1941)

U.S. troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier (1945)

President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office (1974)

After a week of vacation at the White House, President B. Hussein Obama gives a teleprompted speech at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia (2009)

b: Bernie Sanders (1941), Mark Foley (1954); d: Leni Riefenstahl (2003)

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