This Day In History
This Day In History
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

«San Francisco»

November 12, 1936

San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge
San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge
In California, the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge opens to traffic. The San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge) is a pair of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay of California, in the United States. Forming part of Interstate 80 and of the direct road route between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries approximately 270,000 vehicles per day on its two decks. It has one of the longest spans in the world.
San Francisco, bridge

November 23, 1889

The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco. A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that will play a patron's selection from self-contained media. The classic jukebox has buttons with letters and numbers on them that, when entered in combination, are used to play a specific selection.
jukebox, San Francisco

March 21, 1963

Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary...
Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes. Alcatraz Island is an island located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. Often referred to as "The Rock", the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a Federal Bureau of Prisons federal prison until March 21 1963. Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of American Indians from San Francisco, who were part of a wave of Indian activism across the nation, with public protests through the 1970s. Later, in 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
Alcatraz, prison, San Francisco
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