1977- Construction begins on the Joe Louis Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings, in Detroit, Michigan
This Day in History
1879- Designer of the Semper Opera House in Dresden, Germany, Gottfried Semper, dies.
1973- the patent for asphalt paving vehicles is filed
2007- A storm causes structural damage to the Torre de Escollera, a skyscraper under construction. The damage is so severe that the project is dismantled.
1792- the patent is published for a toilet that flushes itself at regular intervals
1935- A fire at the colliery in Barrackville, West Virginia, results in the death of 5.
1869- The Transcontinental Railroad is completed
1927- the Old Parliament Building, designed by architect John Smith Murdoch, opens in Canberra, Australia
1847- The rubber tire is patented.
2002- the official opening of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge in Gateshead, UK