Hollywoodland

Apr

 

On Route 66. This isn’t off my calendar. I haven’t been thrilled with the locations it’s been giving me, so I decided to pick my own place. Though Route 66 covers a lot of territory. The highway starts in Chicago and runs all the way across the country and ends in Santa Monica, California. It was begun in 1926 and closed in 1985, though you can still drive portions of the road. Some of the sites along the way:

Today in history:

  • 1906 – An earthquake and fire destroyed a good portion of San Francisco, California.
  • 1912 – The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia delivered 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
  • 1923 – Yankee Stadium opened for the first time.
  • 1924 – Simon & Schuster published the first crossword puzzle book.
  • 1930 – BBC Radio announced there was no news on that day. :rofl: Shouldn’t they have done that the other day when that scientist said it was the dullest day in history?

On TV tonight: Just Ghost Hunters.

Reading: Now I’m re-reading Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers.

2 Comments

  1. They even had a Route 66 Drive-In! I miss Drive-In’s…… You’re right about the BBC. *g*
    Hope you had an excellent day!

    Comment by Brandy — April 18, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

  2. Why did they close Route 66? Seems a shame …

    Comment by Marianne Arkins — April 25, 2012 @ 4:39 am

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