A nuclear treaty goes into effect, and Lake Champlain becomes 'Great.'
Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 6:00 AM
March 5, 1970:
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
goes into effect, with its 43 member-nations agreeing to oppose the spread of nuclear weapons or the sharing of nuclear weapons technology.
March 5, 1998:
Lake Champlain (at right) is designated the "Sixth Great Lake
," joining the much greater other Great Lakes. Champlain straddles the border between New York state and Vermont. It’s hundreds of miles from the nearest and smallest of the original Great Lakes, Ontario, which has 20 times the surface area of Champlain. Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy sought the designation to give Champlain a better shot at scoring federal Great Lakes funds. The designation was later rescinded.
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