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(Getty Images/file) Holland gets glow in the dark roads

A stretch of highway in Holland 500 metres long has been enhanced with glow in the dark road markings. The paint used to mark the road uses a 'photo-luminising' powder that charges up in daylight and then gradually releases a green glow at night.

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On this day in history, May 14
Israel took action in 1948 that would immediately trigger a war in the Middle East, several demonstrators were beaten in 1961 during a civil rights protest, and the U.S.'s first space station was launched in 1973.
Celebrities born on this day, May 14
The man who created the most popular science-fiction film series in history in 1944, the filmmaker who rose to worldwide attention with the 'Back to the Future' films, and one of the world's richest entrepreneurs in 1984.
On this day in history, May 10
The first Transcontinental Railroad is completed in Utah, an assassination attempt is carried out against President George W. Bush, and Mother's Day was observed for the first time in the U.S.
Celebrities born on this day, May 10
The assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, the assassin of legendary Beatles member John Lennon, and the Irish front-man for one of the most famous rock bands in the world.
Jacob, Sophia top list of most popular American baby names
The most popular baby names in the U.S. in 2012 were hardly a surprise. The most popular boy name has been at the top of the list for nearly 15 years, while the most common girl name is also a repeat champion.
On this day in history, May 9
A massive earthquake with a magnitude of nearly 9.0 struck in Peru, U.S. Congress officially opens impeachment proceedings against President Nixon over the Watergate Scandal, and a bank robbery triggered one of the largest police pursuits in California history.
Celebrities born on this day, May 9
The actress perhaps best known for playing the title role in the TV series "Murphy Brown", a legendary American singer whose hits include "Uptown Girl" and "Piano Man", and the current head coach of the USC Trojans football team.
On this day in history, May 8
Coca-Cola makes its first appearance being sold at a pharmacy as a patent medicine, one of the biggest film studios in Hollywood was founded in 1912, and the Soviet Union announced it would not participate in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Celebrities born on this day, May 8
The 33rd President of the United States, a former world heavyweight boxing champion who ultimately died mysteriously in his home, and a former coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On this day in history, May 7
Nazi Germany's involvement in World War II officially ended, the 27th amendment to the U.S. Constitution is finally adopted over 200 years after it was introduced, and nearly 130 Americans died in a famous German attack during World War I.

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