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September 13: Fun Facts about Today in History


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(September 13, 1848)
Phineas Gage, an American railroad supervisor, had a brain injury when an iron rod pierced his skull and destroyed most of the left frontal lobe. He survived with no apparent physical injury, but others thought his personality had altered. photo source: wikimedia.org

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Happy Birthday! (September 13, 1860)
John J. Pershing, American general and lawyer. photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 13, 1911)
Bluegrass music's founding father, American singer, composer, and mandolin player Bill Monroe (left), was born. photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 13, 1962)
A court of appeals directs the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, the first African-American student to be admitted to the institution, which is still segregated. To many, Meredith's acceptance into the University of Mississippi is considered a turning point in the history of civil rights in the United States. photo source: wikimedia.org

(September 13, 1964)
On Sunday, in Waldbühne, 20,000 West Berliners listen to a speech by Martin Luther King Jr. photo source: wikimedia.org

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(September 13, 2015)
Moses Malone, who was known as the "Chairman of the Boards" because of his rebounding skills, and who was a dominant centre who led the Philadelphia 76ers to a championship in 1983, died in Norfolk, Virginia. photo source: wikimedia.org

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