US Highway 25 (US 25) was a highway in the state of Michigan that ran
northeasterly from the Ohio state line near Toledo through Monroe and
Detroit to Port Huron. Continuing near the foot of the Blue Water
Bridge, it proceeded north and northwesterly along the Lake Huron
shoreline to the tip of The Thumb in Port Austin. Created with the
initial US Highway System in 1926, US 25 followed some roadways dating
from the 19th and early 20th centuries, and replaced several state
highway designations. The highway was extended to Port Austin in 1933.
Starting in the early 1960s, segments of Interstate 75 and
Interstate 94 were built, and US 25 was shifted to follow them
concurrently south of Detroit to Port Huron. On September 26, 1973, the
entire designation was removed from the state. The final routing of the
highway is still maintained by the state under eight different
designations, some unsigned.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_25_in_Michigan>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The Parthenon in Athens was partially destroyed (ruins
pictured) during an armed conflict between the Venetians under Francesco
Morosini and Ottoman forces.
The British Colony of New Zealand officially became a dominion
to reflect its political independence since the 1850s.
The racing yacht Australia II, captained by John Bertrand, won
the America's Cup, ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year defense of
Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy flew a wingpack powered by
jet engines across the English Channel.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (intransitive, rare) To bask in the sun.
2. (transitive, also figuratively, rare) To disinfect and freshen by
exposing to the sun; to sun.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The most thought-provoking thing in our thought-provoking time is
that we are still not thinking.
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