This Day in Failure: March 19

2018: The first fatality from a self-driving vehicle occurs when a 49-year-old woman dies from injuries suffered after she was struck by an Uber self-driving sport utility vehicle in Tempe, Arizona. The accident—which occurred the previous night while the Volvo XC90 was in autonomous mode with a human operator behind the wheel—prompts the ride services company to suspend its autonomous vehicle program. 

2004: Boonreung Bauchan, 34, (aka “Snake Man”), dies after a bite on the elbow from a deadly mamba. He sustained the bite a day earlier while showcasing a cobra to fellow villagers in Thailand. In 1998, Bauchan earned a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records by spending seven days in an enclosure with poisonous snakes.

1972: The Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Golden State Warriors 162-99, a 63-point margin of victory. It remains the largest margin of victory in NBA history until 1991, when the Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Miami Heat 148-80.