[Daily article] April 11: Washington State Route 520

State Route 520 (SR 520) is a 13-mile (21 km) state highway and
freeway in the Seattle metropolitan area in the U.S. state of
Washington. Connecting Seattle to the Eastside region of King County
across the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge on Lake Washington, it
intersects Interstate 5 (I-5) in Seattle, I-405 in Bellevue, and SR 202
in Redmond. It was designated as a freeway in 1964, but was not fully
constructed until the late 1970s. Increased traffic on the corridor,
spurred in part by expansion of the Microsoft headquarters in Overlake,
led to the addition of high-occupancy vehicle lanes and new interchanges
in the 1990s. In April 2016, the original floating bridge was replaced
by a wider one as part of a multibillion-dollar expansion program that
is scheduled to be completed in the 2020s. The program includes the
construction of a new bicycle and pedestrian path, bus stations, and
interchanges.

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Today’s selected anniversaries:

1814:

The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed, ending the War of the
Sixth Coalition, and forcing Napoleon to abdicate as ruler of France and
sending him into exile on Elba.

1913:

The Nevill Ground’s pavilion was destroyed (damage pictured) in
the only suffragette arson attack on a cricket ground.

1968:

Rudi Dutschke, the most prominent leader of the German student
movement, survived an assassination attempt, which led to the largest
protests to that date in Germany.

1993:

Inmates at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility near
Lucasville, Ohio, U.S., rioted and took over the facility for 11 days.

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Wiktionary’s word of the day:

folding stuff:
(slang) Banknotes, paper money.

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Wikiquote quote of the day:

  In this arid wilderness of steel and stone I raise up my voice
that you may hear. To the East and to the West I beckon. To the North
and to the South I show a sign proclaiming: Death to the weakling,
wealth to the strong! Open your eyes that you may see, Oh men of
mildewed minds, and listen to me ye bewildered millions! For I stand
forth to challenge the wisdom of the world; to interrogate the “laws” of
man and of “God”! I request reason for your golden rule and ask the why
and wherefore of your ten commandments. … I break away from all
conventions that do not lead to my earthly success and happiness. I
raise up in stern invasion the standard of the strong!  
–Anton LaVey

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