Since it opened on this day in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge has become perhaps the defining symbol of San Francisco. It’s a city famous for reinvention, one that rebuilt itself after the devastating earthquake and fires of 1906, later becoming ground zero for hippie culture in the 1960s, before morphing again into the urban hub of Silicon Valley. San Francisco is often called one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, and with views like this, it’s easy to see why.
Start date: May 27, 1905
End date: May 28, 1905
Russian battleship Oslyabya, the first warship sunk in the battle
(1905) First naval battle of its kind pits Russia vs. Japan.
Also on this day,
1831 | Jedediah Smith killed
1937 | Landmark opening
1994 | Solzhenitsyn goes home