US Highway 141 is a north–south United States Numbered Highway that
runs for about 169 miles (272 km) in the states of Wisconsin and
Michigan. The highway runs north-northwesterly from Bellevue, Wisconsin,
near Green Bay, to an intersection near Covington, Michigan. In between,
it follows city streets in Green Bay and a freeway section north of that
city. Most of the remainder of US 141 is a rural two-lane highway that
crosses into Michigan, back into Wisconsin and then finally back into
Michigan again. When the highway was created in 1926, its northernmost
section in Michigan was numbered US 102, and US 141 extended farther
south from Bellevue to Milwaukee. Two years later, US 141 was extended
north into Michigan to replace US 102. Since then, parts of the highway
have been converted to freeway; the highway has ended southeast of Green
Bay in Bellevue since the 1980s—the southern segment was redesignated
as I-43. (This article is part of a featured topic: U.S. Highways in
Today's selected anniversaries:
Under the terms of the Calendar (New Style) Act 1750, the
British Empire adopted the Gregorian calendar, skipping 11 days of the
Hungarian forces massacred at least 150 ethnic Romanians in Ip,
Transylvania, following rumors that Romanians were responsible for the
deaths of two soldiers.
At a conference held in Baghdad, the governments of Iran, Iraq,
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela founded OPEC to help unify and
coordinate their petroleum policies.
The Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina declared the
breakaway Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia unconstitutional.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (linguistics) Of or relating to a class of Greek and Latin nouns that
may refer to males or females but have a fixed grammatical gender
(feminine, masculine, neuter, etc.).
2. (linguistics) Of or relating to nouns or pronouns in any language
that have a single form for male and female referents.
3. (by extension) Suitable for use regardless of sex; unisex.
4. (biology and figurative) Of indeterminate sex, whether asexual,
androgynous, hermaphrodite, or intersex.
5. (by extension) Indeterminate; mixed.
6. (by extension, usually derogatory) Of a man: effeminate.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
The most worthwhile form of education is the kind that puts the
educator inside you, as it were, so that the appetite for learning
persists long after the external pressure for grades and degrees has
vanished. Otherwise you are not educated; you are merely trained.
--Sydney J. Harris
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