Daily Archives: September 12, 2013

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headstone # 4213

# 4213

On this day:

1609 – Henry Hudson  reaches the river that would later be named after him – the Hudson River.

1743 – Great Britain, Austria and the Kingdom of Sardinia sign the Treaty of Worms.

1848 – Vermont railroad worker Phineas Gage survives a 3-foot (0.91 m)-plus iron rod being driven through his head; 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.

…and a whole lot more!