1969- In Paris, gold is $47/ounce
This Day in History
2012- The Peace Bridge, a pedestrian bridge in Calgary, Canada, opens.
2005- Steve Fossett completes the first non-stop solo flight around the world without stopping to re-fuel.
1893- The first federal railroad legislation is passed
1901- the first section of the Wuppertal Schwebebahn suspension railway in Germany opens to the public.
2016- the Tsakona Arch Bridge, one of the longest multi-span arch bridges, opens in Greece
1960- the Oil pipeline from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens.
1907- Royal Oil & Shell merge to form BP (British Petroleum)
1728, John Wood, the Younger, English architect and designer of England’s Royal Crescent, is born.
2010- 13 miners are killed after a coal mine collapses due to a methane gas explosion in Turkey.