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On this date, 9-13-11

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On this date, 9-13-11

in: 1788

The Congress of the Confederation authorized the first national election and declared New York City the temporary national capital. 1943

Chiang Kai-shek became president of China. 1948 Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress. 1949

The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed in New York City. 1971

A four-day inmates' rebellion at the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York ended as police and guards stormed the prison; the ordeal and final assault claimed 43 lives. 1990

"Law & Order" premiered on NBC. 1996

Rapper Tupac Shakur, 25, died at a Las Vegas hospital six days after he was wounded in a drive-by shooting. 1998 NBC's "Frasier" won a record fifth consecutive Emmy as TV's best comedy series. 1999

A bomb blamed by authorities on Chechen rebels devastated an eight-story apartment building in Moscow, killing at least 124 people. 2000

Chase Manhattan agreed to buy J.P. Morgan for more than $35 billion, creating the third largest financial company in the U.S. 2001

Secretary of State Colin Powell named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States; limited commercial flights resumed for the first time in two days. 2006 Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards died at age 73. 2010

Rafael Nadal of Spain won his first U.S. Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Novak Djokovic 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.