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Profile America: First Auto Fatality

Friday, September 13th. When Henry Bliss stepped off a streetcar at Central Park West and 74th Street in New York, on this date in 1899, automobiles were a novelty. Thus, he didn’t look carefully, and was run over by an […]

by · September 13, 2019 · History, Profile America

Profile America: First Traffic Fatality

On this date in 1899, despite the rarity of automobiles, the first fatality in the U.S. involving an automobile occurred.

by · September 13, 2016 · Profile America