The "frankfurter" is born, the Holland Tunnel opens to traffic, the Supreme Court integrates Alabama's public buses, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, and water is found on the moon, all on this day.
1927: The first underwater tunnel designed for automobiles, the Holland Tunnel, opens to traffic, connecting the island of Manhattan in New York City with Jersey City, N.J., under the Hudson River. The tunnel is named for Clifford Milburn Holland, the chief engineer on the project, who died before it was completed.
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