Today in History - September 13

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1848 – Phineas P. Gage (1823–1860), an American railroad construction foreman, survives an accident in which a large iron rod was driven completely through his head, destroying much of his brain’s left frontal lobe.

Phineas Gage accident (StreetView)
Phineas Gage accident

2008 – Riots at La Mesa Prison, caused by inmates upset over the death of an inmate in a prison search for drugs and weapons, kill 3 inmates.

La Mesa Prison (Google Maps)
La Mesa Prison