Interstate 68 (I-68) is a 112.9-mile (181.7 km) Interstate highway in
the U.S. states of West Virginia and Maryland, connecting Interstate 79
in Morgantown to Interstate 70 in Hancock, and is also part of the
Appalachian Development Highway System. In Maryland, it parallels the
historic National Road between Keysers Ridge and Hancock. A road cut at
one of the many mountain ridges it crosses, Sideling Hill, exposes
geological features that have become a tourist attraction. From 1965
until the freeway's construction was completed on August 2, 1991, its
segments were designated as U.S. Route 48. It crosses Allegany, Garrett,
and Washington counties in Maryland, and Preston and Monongalia counties
in West Virginia. The two largest cities connected by the highway are
Morgantown and Cumberland, Maryland. Although the freeway serves no
major metropolitan areas, it connects western Maryland and northern West
Virginia and provides an alternative to the Pennsylvania Turnpike for
westbound traffic from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. US 219, US 220
and US 40 overlap in part with I-68.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Second Punic War: Carthaginian forces led by Hannibal
defeated a numerically superior Roman army, near the town of Cannae in
Apulia in southeast Italy.
English sea explorer Henry Hudson sailed into what is now known
as Hudson Bay, thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage to
reach the Pacific Ocean.
His hand forced by the recent July Revolution, Charles X of
France abdicated the throne in favor of his grandson, Henry.
An explosion sank the Italian dreadnought Leonardo da Vinci,
which was blamed on Austro-Hungarian saboteurs.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(Britain, India) A light midday meal or snack; luncheon.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so
stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced
to deal with pain.