This Day in Failure: September 26

2010: Jimi Heselden, 62, a British tycoon who owned the Segway company, dies after accidentally riding a Segway off a cliff and into the River Wharfe on the grounds of his estate in northern England.

2002: The German-built ferry Joola, carrying more than one-thousand passengers, capsizes off the coast of Gambia during a strong storm. Only 64 passengers escape with their lives.

1998: The Prairie View A&M University football team defeats Langston University 14-12, ending a streak of 80 consecutive losses. The nine-year streak is low-lighted by the 1990 season (when Prairie View fails to field a team), and the 1991 season (during which the Panthers score a total of 48 points, while allowing an average of 56 points per game).

1996: Palau's 19-year-old Koror Babeldoab bridge collapses into the Ngermechiuch Channel, killing two people and injuring four others. Completed in 1977, the 790-foot-long bridge received $2.3 million worth of repairs during the year preceeding the collapse; a post-disaster investigation revealed that the “corrective action” contributed to the collapse.