On this day: September 13

Published On: Sep 12 2012 07:25:11 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 13 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

OTD September 13 - Henry Hale Bliss
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1899: Henry Bliss steps off a streetcar near Central Park in New York City and is hit by an electric-powered taxicab, which crushes his head and chest. Bliss would die from his injuries the next morning, making him the first person in the United States to be killed in an automobile accident.


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