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.

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New York State Special Commission on Attica

1971: New York State Police and National Guardsmen storm the Attica Correctional Facility and put an end to a four-day inmate revolt. At least 39 people were killed in the final assault, including 10 correctional officers and civilian employees. Another officer and four inmates were killed earlier during the riot.


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