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.
1881: American soldier, industrialist and politician Ambrose Burnside dies at age 57 in Bristol, R.I., due to a heart issue. Burnside was a Union Army general in the American Civil War and served Rhode Island as a governor and U.S. senator. He is perhaps most famous for his distinctive style of facial hair, which became known as sideburns, derived from his last name.
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