This Day in History: 1908-02-25
On “Tunnel Day” President Theodore Roosevelt pushed the electric button inaugurating the new Hudson Tubes under the River. These have been under construction for several years and will permit travelers to get to New York City without having to change to a ferry. Governor Fort of New Jersey and Governor Hughes started simultaneously in cars at opposite ends of the tunnel and met for brief ceremonies under the river, with officials of the Tunnel Company. A banquet at Sherry’s capped the evening.