The South Lake Union Streetcar is a streetcar route in Seattle,
Washington, United States. Traveling 1.3 miles (2.1 km), it connects
downtown to the South Lake Union neighborhood on Westlake Avenue, Terry
Avenue, and Valley Street. It was the first modern Seattle Streetcar
line, beginning service on December 12, 2007, two years after a separate
heritage streetcar ceased operations. It was conceived as part of the
redevelopment of South Lake Union into a technology hub, with lobbying
and financial support from Paul Allen. The line is popularly known by
its nickname, the South Lake Union Trolley (abbreviated as "SLUT"),
which is used on unofficial merchandise. The streetcar was controversial
in its first few years due to its slow speed, low ridership, and ties to
real estate development. Improvements to its corridor since 2011 have
increased service and improved schedule reliability, but ridership has
declined since 2014.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Lake_Union_Streetcar>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Unable to defend her possessions, Maria of Enghien sold the
Lordship of Argos and Nauplia to the Republic of Venice.
The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duchess collided with
HMS Barham, the battleship she was escorting, sinking with heavy loss
A Mw 8.2 earthquake struck just offshore of Tumaco,
Colombia, causing at least 300 deaths, mostly by the resulting tsunami.
North Korea made its first successful satellite launch, as
Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Unit 2 successfully reached orbit.
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1. (chemistry) A device that measures the quantity of oxygen in
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I have been derisively called a "Woman's Rights Man". I know no
such distinction. I claim to the a Human Rights Man, and wherever there
is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being,
whatever may be the sex or complexion.
--William Lloyd Garrison
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