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this day in the yesteryear: Construction of Canadian Pacific Railway Completed (1885)


Construction of Canadian Pacific Railway Completed (1885)

The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was originally built between eastern Canada and British Columbia, fulfilling a promise made to British Columbia when it agreed to join the Canadian Confederation in 1871. The railway‘s transcontinental passenger service was instrumental in the settlement and development of Western Canada. Today, however, the CPR functions mainly as a freight railway and has US hubs, such as New York City and Chicago. What scandal disrupted the railway’s construction in 1873? More… Discuss

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Something Fishy


Something Fishy

Scientists have debunked the popular myth that fish have poor memories, training African cichlid fish to go to one end of a tank for food. Even after 12 days, the fish demonstrated that they remembered their training. And when trained to associate the other end of the tank with food, they were able to override the previous training and form a new memory. More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE RUNNING OF THE FIRST CHICAGO MARATHON (1977)


The Running of the First Chicago Marathon (1977)

The largest marathon in the world at that time, the first running of the Mayor Daley Marathon—now the Bank of America Chicago Marathon—drew 4,200 participants. Since then it has grown both in size and prestige. The race is now capped at 45,000 runners and is considered one of the world’s most renowned marathons. The 30th anniversary running of the race was unique in several respects. For one thing, it featured a special CEO challenge, and for another, it was halted after just 3 ½ hours. Why? More…

 

RAW FOOTAGE: Terrorism Strikes Boston Marathon As Bombs Explode


Published on Apr 15, 2013

Two bombs struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, turning a celebration into a bloody scene of destruction.

The blasts threw people to the ground, killing two and injuring dozens.

The Boston Globe reported that at least 90 people were being treated at area hospitals.

White House area on lockdown after blasts CNN producer: Heard big boom, saw smoke Blasts near Boston Marathon finish line Eyewitness: People ‘very badly hurt’

The terrorist attack, near the marathon’s finish line, triggered widespread screaming and chaos, shattered windows and barricades and sent smoke billowing into the air at Copley Square.

They were about 50 to 100 yards apart, officials said.
“It felt like a huge cannon,” a witness told CNN about one of the blasts.

Photos from the scene showed people being carried away on stretchers. One man in a wheelchair had blood all over his face and legs.

The bombs shook buildings, sending people to seek shelter under tables, witnesses said.

Explosions kill at least 2 at Boston Marathon; dozens injured:http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/n…

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