Sunday, May 27, 2007

On May 27, ...

... 1937 (70 years ago today), approximately 200,000 people walked across the brand-new Golden Gate Bridge. The 7-mile-suspension bridge, which is painted the signature color of "International orange" and connects California's San Francisco and Marin counties, was opened to motor vehicles for the 1st time the following day.
... 1615, Marguerite de Valois, whose stormy life as the French Queen Margot has been the stuff of fiction and film, died in Paris at the age of 62.

1 comment:

Patrick S. O'Donnell said...

And today is also the birthday of Rachel Carson, to whom we all owe a tremendous debt of gratitude. Please see: http://www.rachelcarson.org/