Phineas Gage

(1823 - 1860)

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Phineas Gage
1823 - 1860
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1823
Grafton County, New Hampshire United States
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May 21, 1860
San Francisco, San Francisco County, California United States
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Phineas Gage was born in 1823 in New Hampshire. He died on May 21, 1860 in San Francisco, California at 37 years of age.
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Phineas Gage was born in in Grafton County, New Hampshire United States
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Phineas Gage was born in in Grafton County, New Hampshire United States
Phineas Gage died on in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California United States
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Phineas Gage died on May 21, 1860 in San Francisco, California at 37 years of age. He was born in 1823 in New Hampshire. We are unaware of information about Phineas's surviving family.

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In 1823, in the year that Phineas Gage was born, on April 13th, Franz Liszt - who was 11 - gave a concert in Austria. After the concert, he was personally congratulated by Ludwig van Beethoven.

In 1832, at the age of just 9 years old, Phineas was alive when on October 20th, the Chickasaw nation signed the Pontotoc Creek Treaty with the United States. The Treaty ceded 6,283,804 million acres of Chickasaw land in Mississippi to the U.S. In return, the Chickasaw were supposed to receive all proceeds of sales of the land by the federal government to private owners, along with expenses for relocation and food and supplies for one year and an equal amount of land west of the Mississippi. The area ceded included the entire northern one-sixth of the state of Mississippi.

In 1848, when he was 25 years old, on January 31st, construction began on the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. - but the monument wasn't completed until 1888. A lack of money, the Civil War, and a dispute over who would manage the monument kept halting construction.

In 1851, he was 28 years old when from May through August, the Midwest was hit with record rain, causing the Great Flood of 1851. Iowa was hardest hit - the town of Des Moines was flooded and mostly destroyed. Many rainfall records held for over 160 years.

In 1860, in the year of Phineas Gage's passing, on April 3rd, the Pony Express began its first delivery from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. The trip took 10 days and the riders carried 49 letters, five telegrams, and newspapers for San Francisco and other cities along the way.

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