(Sunday, September 8, 1935, 9:20 p.m. local time/11:20 p.m. EDT) — U.S. Senator Huey Long, the “Kingfish” of Louisiana politics, was shot through the stomach and mortally wounded tonight inside the Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge (he would die two days later on Sept. 10, 1935).
The assailant, identified as Dr. Carl Weiss, whose father-in-law Huey had just gerrymandered out of a judgeship, was gunned down by Long’s bodyguards.
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(Sunday, September 8, 1985) — Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds got his 4,191st hit today with a single to right field off Chicago Cubs pitcher Reggie Patterson at Wrigley Field, tying Ty Cobb’s Major League Baseball career record.
(Wednesday, September 8, 1965) — Screen Gems ran an advertisement today in the trade publications Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter seeking “Folk & Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series” that would eventually become The Monkees.