Michelangelo starts working on David, the automobile claims its first fatality in America, the National Guard storms Attica, and the U.S. zeroes in on Osama bin Laden as the prime 9/11 suspect, all on this day.
1848: Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives a 3-foot-plus iron rod being driven through his head. The reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulated thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions.
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