King's Highway 420 is a 400-series highway in the Canadian province of
Ontario that connects the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) with downtown
Niagara Falls. The roadway continues east as the limited-access
expressway Niagara Regional Road 420, which was transferred to the
jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Niagara in 1998; it
connects with the Rainbow Bridge at the border with the United States
over the Niagara River. King's Highway 420 has a speed limit of 80
kilometres per hour (50 mph), making it the only 400-series highway to
have a speed limit less than 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) for its
entirety. Originally constructed as a divided four-lane road with two
traffic circles, the route of Highway 420 formed part of the QEW
between 1941 and 1972. It was assigned a unique route number during its
reconstruction as a freeway and the construction of the large
interchange at its western terminus at Montrose Road.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_Highway_420>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Anglo-Spanish War: An English fleet sank much of a Spanish
treasure fleet at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands but was
unable to capture the treasure.
French explorer René Caillié became the first European to
enter Timbuktu and return safely, for which he received a 10,000-franc
prize from the Société de géographie.
Adolf Hitler's 50th birthday was celebrated as a national
holiday in Nazi Germany.
Students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold embarked on a massacre,
killing 13 people and wounding over 20 others before committing suicide
at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(zoology) A crustacean larva that has three pairs of locomotive organs
(corresponding to antennules, antennae, and mandibles), a median eye,
and little or no segmentation of the body.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Autumn to winter, winter into spring, Spring into summer, summer
into fall, — So rolls the changing year, and so we change; Motion so
swift, we know not that we move.
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