Maryland Route 36 is a 29.43-mile (47.36 km) state highway located in
Allegany County, Maryland. MD 36 runs from its southern terminus at the
WV 46 bridge in Westernport to its northern terminus at U.S. Route 40
Alternate near Cumberland. Between Westernport and Frostburg, it is
known as Georges Creek Road, and from Frostburg to Cumberland it is
known as Mount Savage Road. Like the majority of Maryland state
highways, MD 36 is maintained by the Maryland State Highway
Administration (MDSHA). MD 36 serves as the main road through the
Georges Creek Valley, a region which is historically known for coal
mining, and has been designated by MDSHA as part of the Coal Heritage
Scenic Byway. MD 36 is the main road connecting the towns of
Westernport, Lonaconing, and Midland in southwestern Allegany County,
as well as Frostburg, Mount Savage, and Corriganville in northwestern
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Seven months after the publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of
Species, several prominent British scientists and philosophers
participated in an evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum in
London's Tower Bridge , a combined bascule and suspension bridge over
the River Thames, opened.
The scientific journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein's
article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", the third of his
Annus Mirabilis papers, introducing the theory of special relativity.
A massive explosion occurred near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River in
what is now Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, knocking over 80 million trees
over 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi).
Adolf Hitler violently purged members of the Sturmabteilung, its leader
Ernst Röhm, and other political rivals on the Night of the Long Knives,
executing at least 85 people.
Nine people were crushed underfoot and suffocated to death while
watching the American band Pearl Jam play at the Roskilde Festival,
Wiktionary's word of the day:
Tending to induce sleep
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I think that I am here, on this earth,
To present a report on it, but to whom I don't know.
As if I were
sent so that whatever takes place
Has meaning because it changes into memory.
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