Though the roads can be cruel sometimes, they are still the quickest and most convenient ways of bridging the distance gaps and connecting people places and things. The roads in and of themselves are not the issue here, it’s our use and misuse of them that is the culprit.
Here’s a little something extra for you from; This day in past history.
1806 - A Spanish army repelled the British during their attempt to retake Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1811 - Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.
1814 - U.S. troops under Jacob Brown defeated a superior British force at Chippewa, Canada.
1830 - France occupied the North African city of Algiers.
1832 - The German government began curtailing freedom of the press after German Democrats advocate a revolt against Austrian rule.
1865 - William Booth founded the Salvation Army in London.
1865 - The U.S. Secret Service Division was created to combat currency counterfeiting, forging and the altering of currency and securities..
1892 - Andrew Beard was issued a patent for the rotary engine.
1916 - Adelina and August Van Buren started on the first successful transcontinental motorcycle Road Tour to be attempted by two women. They started in New York City and arrived in San Diego, CA, on September 12, 1916.
1946 - The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris. Micheline Bernardini wore the two-piece outfit.
1947 - Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League.
1948 - Britain's National Health Service Act went into effect, providing government-financed medical and dental care.
1975 - Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles title when he defeated Jimmy Connors.
2000 - Euan Blair, the oldest son of British prime minister Tony Blair, was arrested after police found him drunk and lying on the ground in London's Leicester Square.