On this day: September 13

Published On: Sep 12 2012 07:25:11 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 13 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

Michelangelo starts working on David, the automobile claims its first fatality in America, the National Guard storms Attica, and the U.S. zeroes in on Osama bin Laden as the prime 9/11 suspect, all on this day.

OTD September 13 - Phineas Gage
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1848: Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives a 3-foot-plus iron rod being driven through his head. The reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulated thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions.

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