125px|The Don Valley Parkway
The Don Valley Parkway is a controlled-access six-lane municipal
expressway in Toronto connecting the Gardiner Expressway with
Highway 401. North of Highway 401, it continues as Highway 404 to
Newmarket. The parkway runs through the parklands of the Don River
valley, after which it is named. It was the second expressway to be
built by Metropolitan Toronto (Metro). Planning began in 1954, the year
of Metro's formation. The first section opened on August 31, 1961, and
the final section on November 17, 1966. The parkway operates well
beyond its intended capacity of 60,000 vehicles per day and is known
for daily traffic jams; some sections carry an average of
100,000 vehicles a day. Planned as part of a larger expressway network
within Toronto, it was one of the few expressways built before the
public opposition which cancelled many of the others. (more...)
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Today's selected anniversaries:
After a sudden illness a few days prior, Byzantine Empress Theodora
died without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian
Mary Ann Nichols' body was found on the ground in front of a gated
stable entrance in Buck's Row, London, allegedly the first victim of
the unidentified serial killer known as Jack the Ripper .
A parcel bomb sent by Ngo Dinh Nhu, younger brother and chief adviser
of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, failed to kill Sihanouk of
Anti-government demonstrations were held in 66 Polish cities to
commemorate the second anniversary of the Gdańsk Agreement.
Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Fayed, and their driver
Henri Paul were killed in a high speed car accident in the Pont de
l'Alma road tunnel in Paris.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
The destruction of one seventh of something (for example, a group);
similar to decimation, which is the destruction of one tenth
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.