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On this day September 13

DontTreadOnMe
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9/12/2012 11:16:55 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
From wikipedia

509 BC " The Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus on Capitoline Hill, the most important temple in Ancient Rome, was dedicated.
1229 " "gedei Khan (pictured), the third son of Genghis Khan, was proclaimed Khagan of the Mongol Empire.
1759 " Seven Years' War: British forces defeated the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham near Quebec City, New France, though General James Wolfe was mortally wounded.
1848 " An explosion drove a large iron rod completely through the head of Phineas P. Gage, making him an important early case of brain damage affecting personality and behavior.
1964 " South Vietnamese Generals Lam Van Phat and Duong Van Duc staged a coup attempt after junta leader Nguyen Khanh demoted them.
1987 " A radioactive item was scavenged from an abandoned hospital in Goi"nia, Brazil, resulting in four deaths and serious contamination in 249 others.
adontimasu
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9/13/2012 5:14:34 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Oh, I remember hearing about Gage in psychology class. His personality did a complete 180 degree turn after the pipe was removed from his skull. Although, the only specific thing I could remember was him being completely and utterly repugnant socially and him urinating on someone's shoes (or something to that effect).