Great Eastern Highway is a 590-kilometre-long (370 mi) road linking the
Western Australian capital of Perth with the city of Kalgoorlie. A key
route for vehicles accessing the eastern Wheatbelt and the Goldfields,
it is the western portion of the main road link between Perth and the
eastern states of Australia. The highway forms the majority of National
Highway 94, with various segments included in other road routes. The
highway was created in the 1930s from an existing system of roads
linking Perth with the Goldfields, though the name was coined to
describe a different route from Perth to Guildford (modern-day Guildford
Road). The Belmont section was constructed in 1867 using convict labour,
with the road base made from sections of tree trunks. Several bypasses
have been constructed, including Great Eastern Highway Bypass in Perth.
Over the years the road has been upgraded, with the whole highway sealed
by 1953, segments reconstructed and widened, dual carriageways created
in Perth and Kalgoorlie, and grade separated interchanges built at major
intersections. A future route to replace its current ascent of the
Darling Scarp has been identified.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Eastern_Highway>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The final king of the Sasanian Empire of Iran, Yazdegerd III,
took the throne at the age of eight.
During the Ming–Hồ War, the Chinese Ming armies captured
Hồ Quý Ly and his sons, thus ending the Vietnamese Hồ dynasty.
Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti was elected as Pius IX
(pictured), and he would become the longest-reigning elected pope in the
history of the Catholic Church.
Imre Nagy and other leaders of the failed Hungarian Revolution
of 1956 were executed following secret trials.
The Monterey Pop Festival rock festival, the venue for the
first major American performances by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The
Who, and Ravi Shankar, began in Monterey, California.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (law) Expectancy; condition of being undetermined; undetermined
2. Suspension; temporary suppression.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair
like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he
kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as
another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he
asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my
arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts
all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I
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