This Day in Failure: September 23

2010: Blockbuster Inc., the once-dominant movie rental company, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, reeling from mounting losses and rising debt brought on by competitors that more effectively catered to changed media habits.

2007: San Diego Padres left fielder Milton Bradley suffers a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee when he is spun to the ground by his manager, Bud Black, during an argument with an umpire.

2001: A double methane explosion claims the lives of 13 coal miners at Jim Walter Resources’ No. 5 Mine near Brookwood, Alabama. Mine Safety and Health Administration investigators determine that the explosions resulted from Jim Walter Resources’ failure to follow federal safety standards.