27th May
It was on this day...
1937 The Golden Gate Bridge Opens

It took 5 years to build and it's opening day was exclusively for pedestrians, of which there were around 200,000 who crossed it. Vehicles began using the bridge on 28th May 1937.

The bridge is colored "international orange" and is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

Joseph Strauss, the chief engineer on the project, had originally submitted his design in 1921, he was given the job in 1929.

Construction began on 5th January 1933. Eleven people died constructing it.

When it opened it was the longest bridge in the world (4,200 feet) and held that record until he Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York opened in 1964.

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1923 The first ever Le Mans Twenty-four hour race was won by Andre Lagache and Renee Leonard in a Chenard-Walker car.
1927 The last Ford Model T was made on this day. It was number 15,007,033.

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