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 - George Wallace
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1998: Politician and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, who unsuccessfully ran for president four times and was known for his segregationist attitudes, dies of septic shock from a bacterial infection in Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, at the age of 79. A 1972 assassination attempt had left Wallace paralyzed, and he had used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life.

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