In Michigan, US Highway 45 (US 45) runs through the Upper Peninsula,
from the Wisconsin border near Watersmeet north to Ontonagon. US 45
extends south from Michigan to Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf Coast. The
Michigan segment, part of the state trunkline highway system maintained
by the Michigan Department of Transportation, runs for approximately 55
miles (89 km) through the Ottawa National Forest, parallel to the
Ontonagon River. In the 1930s, when the highway was extended into
Michigan, it replaced sections of M-26 and M-35. An 8-mile (13 km)
segment was significantly reconstructed in the late 1950s, and an
alignment change in the 1970s moved the routing of US 45 near Rockland
before it was reversed soon afterwards. A segment of roadway that
formerly carried US 45 is the site of the Paulding Light, an
intermittent reflection whose origins were scientifically described in
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_45_in_Michigan>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Creek War: A force of Creeks belonging to the Red Sticks
faction killed hundreds of settlers in Fort Mims in Alabama.
Fanny Kaplan shot and wounded Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin,
one of the events leading to the Red Terror in Russia, a period of
repression against political opponents.
President Mohammad-Ali Rajai and Prime Minister Mohammad-Javad
Bahonar of Iran were assassinated in a bombing committed by the People's
Mujahedin of Iran.
Prime Minister of Lesotho Tom Thabane fled to South Africa,
claiming that the army had launched a coup d'état.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Any place which is optimum for a certain action to occur.
2. (slang, euphemistic) The clitoris, prostate gland, or other center of
3. (physics, slang) The center of percussion.
4. (sports) The optimal place on a bat, racquet, etc., with which to hit
a ball, resulting in the latter rebounding with the maximum possible
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The free market’s the best mechanism ever devised to put
resources to their most efficient and productive use. … The government
isn’t particularly good at that. But the market isn’t so good at
making sure that the wealth that’s produced is being distributed
fairly or wisely. Some of that wealth has to be plowed back into
education, so that the next generation has a fair chance, and to
maintain our infrastructure, and provide some sort of safety net for
those who lose out in a market economy. And it just makes sense that
those of us who’ve benefited most from the market should pay a bigger
share. … When you get rid of the estate tax, you’re basically
handing over command of the country’s resources to people who didn’t
earn it. It’s like choosing the 2020 Olympic team by picking the
children of all the winners at the 2000 Games.
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