On this day, September 13

By Jessenya Guerra
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Apart from being National Chocolate Day, September 13 is an important day in history for many reasons.

2001

Civilian air traffic resumes after the attacks on the World Trade Centers and Pentagon.

1962

An appeals court orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University.

1906

Three years after the Wright brothers had shown the miracle of flight to the world, Alberto Santos-Dumont made the first flight in Europe, in a plane known as “The Bird of Prey.”

1848

Phineas Gage, a railroad worker from Vermont, survives a large iron rod, 1 1⁄4 inches in Diameter, being impaled through his skull. His behavior after the accident sparks interest in the functions of the brain and becomes a landmark for modern psychology.

1788

New York City becomes the first capital within a state, in the country.

What will the future of September 13 hold?

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