Interstate 75 in Michigan is a part of the Interstate Highway System
that runs 396 miles (637 km) generally northward from Ohio to the
Canadian border in Sault Ste. Marie. It passes near Lake Erie and
through Detroit, Pontiac and Bay City, Michigan, crossing the Mackinac
Bridge (pictured) in the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and
Lake Huron. Within the state, the Interstate shares parts of its route
with circle tours around four of the five Great Lakes, and spawns four
auxiliary Interstates. Native American trails spanned the state along
the general path of the modern freeway; after statehood, several of
these were converted into plank roads that later became some of the
first state highways. Interstate construction in Michigan started in
1957, signs went up in 1959, and the last section was opened on November
1, 1973. South of Michigan, Interstate 75 continues for 1,391 miles
(2,239 km), terminating in Miami, Florida.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_75_in_Michigan>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The first recorded performance of William Shakespeare's play
The Tempest was held at the Palace of Whitehall in London, exactly seven
years after the first certainly known performance of his tragedy Othello
was held in the same building.
World War I: The first contingent of the First Australian
Imperial Force departed Albany.
The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka were
formally created under the States Reorganisation Act.
The voluntary Motion Picture Association of America film rating
system came into effect, affecting films released in the United States.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. A stretch of sunny and warm, often hazy, days during late autumn.
2. (figuratively) The late autumn of life; a late flowering of activity
before old age.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
We belong to the Society of Friends, a community of love, a
family of persons. In so far as we are not just another
“denomination,” we know also that the salvation of our age is in our
keeping; that is, that it lies in the divine-human society which is
"rooted and grounded in love." This is the unity which alone can make
one world out of "one world", and not one nightmare, one hell, one
burned-out cinder. We know also and in a way we respond to the fact that
we have a mission, we are "called to be saints".
--A. J. Muste
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