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.
1925: Singer-songwriter Mel Tormé, best known as a singer of jazz standards whose voice earned the nickname "The Velvet Fog," is born in Chicago, Illinois. Tormé, who was also known for being an actor in radio, film, and television, composed the music for the classic holiday song "The Christmas Song" and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells. He died of a stroke at the age of 73 on June 5, 1999.
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