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 - New York City Marathon
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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 fireman Gary Muhrcke won the race in 2:31:38. A total of only 55 runners crossed the finish line.

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