Had to do some review of my travel stuff, and remembered there was something I’ve been curious about: streets named after dates.
In Cairo, not only is there a “26th July St.”, but a “6th October Bridge” crossing the almighty Nile. In Panaji, Goa, a “Rua 31 de Janeiro”. In Morelia, Michocacan, a “20 de Noviembre” street. I wonder of there’s “Fourth of July Street” anywhere in the U.S. of A.?
How do people decide to name streets after dates? I looked up November 20: it’s Revolution Day for Mexico. I don’t know about the other ones. Was it for some important military/political event, the expulsion of some foreign conqueror? Some important figure’s birthday? The day ice was introduced to the city? A religious commemoration? The first traffic light installed?
I wonder how many more streets there are in the world that are named after dates?