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.
1970: The first New York City Marathon takes place, with 127 competitors running several loops around the Park Drive of Central Park. Only about 100 spectators watched as firefighter Gary Muhrcke won the race in 2:31:38. A total of only 55 runners crossed the finish line.
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