Birthdays: Roald Dahl, Louis Mandylor, Ben Savage, Robby Kay, Lili Reinhart Movie releases: Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Insidious: Chapter 2 Video game releases: Mortal Kombat Television premieres: Supernatural
September 13, 1848 Cavendish, Virginia Phineus Gage is impaled through the skull by a tamping iron Gage had been using the tamping iron (pictured with Gage in the daguerreotype) to tamp down material onto blasting powder while preparing a roadbed. He was distracted temporarily by another worker calling to him, and as he looked over… Continue reading Phineus Gage
September 13, 1943 Los Angeles, California Three workers die in a workplace accident The workers [l to r: Clarebel Wimmer (26), John Rueter (65), Lois Johnson (26)] were killed in a workplace explosion and the resulting fire at Noll & Co. manufacturers. The company owner, Norman Noll, failed to use proper fire precautions.
September 13, 1939 Warsaw, Poland Kazimiera Mika (10) mourns the death of her sister following a German air raid The photographer who took the picture (Julien Bryan) said of the scene: As we drove by a small field at the edge of town we were just a few minutes too late to witness a tragic… Continue reading Kazimiera Mika and her sister’s death
September 13, 1934 Los Angeles, California The only caption accompanying this vintage crime scene photo reads "A victim's feet hang off a bed on September 13, 1934."