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Old 09-13-2017, 01:17 PM   #901
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September 13

Today is National Chocolate Day.Like I need a reason to eat chocolate.


1501 – Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.

1848 – Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage

2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.

1848 – Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage

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survives an iron rod 1 1⁄4 inches (3.2 cm) in diameter being driven through his brain; the reported effects on his behavior and personality stimulate thinking about the nature of the brain and its functions.

1956 – The IBM 305 RAMAC is introduced, the first commercial computer to use disk storage.

1985 – Super Mario Bros. is released in Japan for the NES, which starts the Super Mario series of platforming games.

1987 – Goiânia accident: A radioactive object is stolen from an abandoned hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, contaminating many people in the following weeks and causing some to die from radiation poisoning.<--Interesting read.

2001 – Civilian aircraft traffic resumes in the United States after the September 11 attacks.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:50 PM   #902
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But we don't talk about that.
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You just talked about it.
YOUR FACE
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:55 PM   #903
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Holy crap. I work in a Radiology department, I'm gonna ask our radiation safety officer of they've ever heard of this.
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:29 AM   #904
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Ask them to check your badge while you're at it.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:34 AM   #905
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They said I'm off the charts, probably experiencing mental derangement.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:32 PM   #906
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I'd believe them.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:05 PM   #907
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September 17

The Netherlands remembers Operation Market Garden on this date.


Events

1630 – The city of Boston, Massachusetts is founded.

1787 – The United States Constitution is signed in Philadelphia.

1814 – Francis Scott Key finishes his poem "Defence of Fort McHenry", later to be the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner".

1849 – American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escapes from slavery.

1862 – American Civil War: George B. McClellan halts the northward drive of Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army in the single-day Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in American military history, with 22,717 total casualties.

1908 – The Wright Flyer flown by Orville Wright, with Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge as passenger, crashes, killing Selfridge, who becomes the first airplane fatality.

1916 – World War I: Manfred von Richthofen ("The Red Baron"), a flying ace of the German Luftstreitkräfte, wins his first aerial combat near Cambrai, France.

1925 – Frida Kahlo suffers near-fatal injuries in a bus accident in Mexico, causing her to abandon her medical studies and take up art.

1954 – The novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding

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is first published.

1961 – The world's first retractable-dome stadium, the Civic Arena

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opens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1976 – The first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, is unveiled by NASA.

1983 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first black Miss America.

1991 – The first version of the Linux kernel (0.01) is released to the Internet.

2001 – The New York Stock Exchange reopens for trading after the September 11 attacks, the longest closure since the Great Depression.

2011 – Occupy Wall Street movement begins in Zuccotti Park, New York City.
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:27 AM   #908
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1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.

1979 – A bright flash, resembling the detonation of a nuclear weapon, is observed near the Prince Edward Islands. Its cause is never determined. Referred to as The Vela Incident.
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