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.
1993: "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" premieres on NBC, taking over the time slot once owned by David Letterman before he left for CBS after being passed over in favor of Jay Leno for "The Tonight Show" following Johnny Carson's retirement. O'Brien would host the show for 16 years before leaving to succeed Leno as "Tonight Show" host, a job he would hold for only seven months.
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