1989- Ground breaks for the construction of the Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons, in Atlanta, Georgia.
This Day in History
2007- the Newton Navarro Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge 103 meters above the Potenji River, opens in Brazil.
1997- Ground breaks on the construction of the Pepsi Center, home of the Denver Nuggets, and the Colorado Avalanche in Denver, Colorado.
1905- 100 people drown when a steamer sinks in the English Channel
1936- Main span of the Golden Gate Bridge is joined
1959- De Beers announces synthetic diamond
1999- Ground breaks for the construction of Ford Field, in Detroit, Michigan, home of the Detroit Lions.
1978- The West Gate Bridge, a 2,583-m long steel box girder cable-stayed bridge in Melbourne, Australia, opens.
1994- Passenger service for the Channel Tunnel opens
1986- The Lotus Temple opens to the public.