Hoover Dam goes into service, and a single fisherman brings in a bluefin tuna weighing nearly 1,500 pounds.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Oct. 26, 1936:
The first electric turbine at the Hoover Dam
goes into service. The massive dam near Las Vegas provides hydroelectric power, and the dam creates Lake Mead, a primary drinking water source for much of the southwestern U.S. At right, Hoover Dam turbines in 2008.
Oct. 26, 1979:
Recreational fisherman Ken Fraser
brings in a 1,496-pound bluefin tuna off Nova Scotia. Three decades later, no bigger bluefin has ever been found.
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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