Business M-28 is a 4.8-mile (7.7 km) state trunkline highway in the
U.S. state of Michigan serving as a business route for U.S. Highway 41
and M-28. It runs through the downtown districts of the historic iron-
mining communities Ishpeming and Negaunee. The trunkline was originally
a section of these roads until a northerly bypass was built in 1937.
M-35 also ran through downtown Negaunee along a section of the highway
until the 1960s. A rerouting in 1999 moved the trunkline designation
along Lakeshore Drive in Ishpeming, and a streetscape project rebuilt
the road in Negaunee in 2005. In Negaunee, the highway passes Jackson
Park, where iron ore was first discovered in what became the Marquette
Iron Range. The nearby Jackson Mine was added to the National Register
of Historic Places in 1971. Between 1850 and 1900, half the nation's
supply of iron ore came from this region.
Today's selected anniversaries:
Forces of Donald of Islay, Lord of the Isles, and Alexander
Stewart, Earl of Mar, fought at the Battle of Harlaw near Inverurie,
The Kingdom of Kartli-Kakheti and the Russian Empire signed the
Treaty of Georgievsk, establishing Georgia as a protectorate of Russia.
The passenger ship SS Eastland rolled over while tied to a dock
in the Chicago River, killing 844 passengers and crew, the largest loss
of life disaster from a single shipwreck on the Great Lakes.
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and U.S. Vice President
Richard Nixon held an impromptu debate at the opening of the American
National Exhibition at Sokolniki Park in Moscow.
The MV Arctic Sea, reportedly carrying timber, was allegedly
boarded by hijackers off the coast of Sweden, but much speculation
remains as to the actual cargo and events.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
The quality of being sage, wise, or able to make good decisions; wisdom.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to
do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things
like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
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