Interstate 96 (I-96) is an Interstate Highway running 192 miles
(309 km) roughly east–west entirely within the US state of Michigan,
from east of Lake Michigan at US Highway 31 near Muskegon to I-75 near
the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit. From Grand Rapids through Lansing to
Detroit, the freeway parallels Grand River Avenue, never straying more
than a few miles from the decommissioned US 16. Within the city of
Detroit, the road was renamed the Rosa Parks Memorial Highway in 2005 in
honor of the late civil rights pioneer. There are four auxiliary
Interstate Highways as well as two current and four former business
routes associated with I-96. Grand River Avenue originated as an Indian
trail before Michigan statehood. It was later used as a wagon road
across the state. In 1919 the roadway was included in the State
Trunkline Highway System as M-16 and later the US Numbered Highway
System as US 16. Construction of the freeway was started in 1956 and
initially completed across the state to Detroit in 1962. I-96 was
completed in the Detroit area on November 21, 1977.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_96>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur captured and sacked the Georgian
capital of Tbilisi, forcing King Bagrat V to convert to Islam.
First Sino-Japanese War: After capturing the city of
Lüshunkou, the Japanese Second Army killed more than 1,000 Chinese
servicemen and civilians.
HMHS Britannic was destroyed by a naval mine off the Greek
island of Kea, making it the largest ship lost during the First World
"God Defend New Zealand" (audio featured) became New Zealand's
second national anthem, on equal standing with "God Save the Queen",
which had been the traditional one since 1840.
An explosion in a coal mine in Heilongjiang, China, killed 108
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Wikiquote quote of the day:
When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.
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