M-1 is a north–south state trunkline highway in the Metro Detroit area
of the US state of Michigan. The highway runs from Detroit north-
northwesterly to Pontiac. The Federal Highway Administration has listed
it as the Automotive Heritage Trail, an All-American Road in the
National Scenic Byways Program. Created after Detroit's Great Fire of
1805, the road follows the route of the Saginaw Trail, a Native American
trail that linked Detroit with Pontiac, Flint, and Saginaw. M-1 passes
through several historic districts in Detroit, and runs next to the
Highland Park Ford Plant, home of the original moving assembly line used
to produce Model Ts. Commonly known as Woodward Avenue, the street has
become synonymous with Detroit's cruising culture and automotive
industry. Downtown entertainment venues along Woodward include the Fox
Theatre and the Majestic Theatre. M-1 exits Detroit at 8 Mile Road and
runs through the city's northern suburbs in Oakland County.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-1_%28Michigan_highway%29>
Today's selected anniversaries:
French shepherd children Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud
reported a Marian apparition, now known as Our Lady of La Salette
(statue pictured), near La Salette-Fallavaux.
New Zealand became the first country to introduce universal
suffrage following the women's suffrage movement led by Kate Sheppard.
Ötzi, a well-preserved natural mummy of a man dating from
about 3300 BC, was discovered by two German tourists in the Alps.
Mariano Rivera surpassed Trevor Hoffman to become Major League
Baseball's all-time leader in the number of saves.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
A cry associated with pirates and seafaring, originally a repetitive
chant intended to synchronize workers performing some collective
physical labour, such as hauling on a rope.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
We need more humanity, more care, more love. There are those who
expect a political system to produce that; and others who expect the
love to produce the system. My own faith is that the truth of the future
lies between the two and we shall behave humanly and a bit humanely,
stumbling along, haphazardly generous and gallant, foolishly and meanly
wise until the rape of our planet is seen to be the preposterous folly
that it is. For we are a marvel of creation.
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