It was during #ThisWeekinHistory 1985 that Route 66, the “Main Street of America,” decertified after 59 years: Measuring some 2,200 miles in its heyday, Route 66 stretched from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California, passing through eight states #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – June.28: According to a New York Times article, most of Route 66 followed a path through the wilderness forged in 1857 by U.S. Navy Lieutenant Edward Beale at the head of a caravan of camels. During the 1930s, Route 66 was the site of a mass migration when more than 200,000 people traveled from the poverty-stricken Dust Bowl to California #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8877: Beginning in the 1950s, the building of a massive system of interstate highways made older roads increasingly obsolete, and by 1970, modern four-lane highways had bypassed nearly all sections of Route 66: In October 1984, Interstate-40 bypassed the last original stretch of Route 66 at Williams, Arizona, and the following year the road was decertified………………..According to the National Historic Route 66 Federation, drivers can still use 85 percent of the road. #Route66 #Roadtrip #History #USHistory #Americana #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1968, Elvis Presley tapes his famous TV “comeback special.” There was m ore than just 12 years separating the Elvis Presley of 1968 from the Elvis that set the world on fire in 195 6 #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – June.28: With a nearly decade-long string of forgettable movies and inconsistent recordings behind him, Elvis had drifted so far from his glorious, youthful incarnation that he’d turned himself into a historical artifact without any help from the Beatles, Bob Dylan or the Stones #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8875: And then something amazing happened: A television special for NBC that Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker envisioned as an Andy Williams-like sequence of Christmas carol performances instead became a thrilling turning point in Elvis’s legendary career………………..Elvis began taping his legendary “Comeback Special” on this day in 1968. #1968 #Elvis #history #USHistory #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1948, U.S. and British pilots begin delivering food and supplies by airplane to Berlin after the city is isolated by a Soviet Union blockade. The #BerlinAirlift had begun: When #WWII ended in 1945, defeated Germany was divided into Soviet, American, British and French zones of occupation #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – June.28: The city of Berlin, though located within the Soviet zone of occupation, was also split into four sectors, with the Allies taking the western part of the city and the Soviets the eastern. In June 1948, Josef Stalin’s government attempted to consolidate control of the city by cutting off all land and sea routes to West Berlin in order to pressure the Allies to evacuate #AceNewsDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8871: As a result, beginning June 24 the western section of Berlin and its 2 million people were deprived of food, heating fuel and other crucial supplies: Some in President Truman’s administration called for a direct military response, but Truman worried such a response would trigger another world war. Instead, he authorized a massive airlift. By July 15, an average of 2,500 tons of supplies was being flown into the city every day. The Soviet government lifted the blockade in May 1949, after facing scorn from international community for subjecting civilians to hardship and potential starvation. #Berlin #ColdWar #history #europeanhistory #OTD

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In 1950 Charles Windolph was the last surviving Army veteran from the battle of the Little Bighorn: Windolph was a 24 year old Sergeant from Bergen, Germany, one of many young European immigrants who came to America for the better life, but who were unable to find anything better than soldiering #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – June.27: The 600 men of Custer’s 7th was made up of dozens like him, Irish, Scots, Italians, Germans, and more. Windolph was one of the 120 men with Captain Frederick Benteen, they came to the aid of the 60 survivors of Major Reno’s now besieged unit. Reno was a demoralized mess, his attack had been repulsed, shortly after forming his skirmish lines two men immediately next to him were struck in the head, blood and brains from his Indian scout covered Reno’s face #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8865: Windolph and four other German men prepared to be attacked, the ground too hard to dig, they used their saddles and rations as cover, it was wholly inadequate: Their adversaries moved off though, unbeknownst to the cavalry as they attacked Custer, this gave Benteen and Reno’s troops a chance to move, buy as they did so a massive group of warriors was coming back to them……………….They made their stand, setting up a field hospital and corral that was below the high ground, the troopers could do nothing but watch and listen to their horses and wounded being shot from above……………Completely surrounded, the troopers suffered from brave warriors who tried to draw them out by standing naked while others shot the cavalrymen who tried to pop up for a quick kill. Indians crawled in amongst the cavalry, just to “count coup” and touch a soldier before running away…………………..It was a frightening experience as night came on, they could hear the celebratory or mourning songs and see the fires in the village, troopers captured were likely being tortured, add to it the men were thirsty……………The man next to Windolph put on a coat to warm up, he was shot through the heart, another bullet shattered his own rifle stock……………….Windolph volunteered to be one of four men who would stand up and draw fire so that others could scurry to the river for water……………He did so for 20 minutes, the water trips a success, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroics #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 5 years ago, aerialist Nik Wallenda became the first person to walk a high wire across the Little Colorado River Gorge near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. It was the highest walk of his career, and he completed it in just less than 23 minutes #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – June.23: Wallenda made the quarter-mile traverse on a 2-inch-thick steel cable some 1,500 feet above the gorge…without a safety harness! In June of the previous year, Wallenda, a member of the famous Flying Wallendas family of circus performers, also became the first person to walk a tightrope over Niagara Falls #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8843: Nik Wallenda made his professional debut as an aerialist at age 13. He went on to set a number of Guinness World Records, including the longest tightrope crossing on a bicycle and the highest eight-person tightrope pyramid. In 2011, Wallenda he and his mother successfully completed the high-wire walk in Puerto Rico that had killed his great grandfather Karl Wallenda. #FlyingWallendas #Tightrope #Daredevil #GrandCanyon #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1945, the Battle of Okinawa ends. It was during #WWII, the U.S. Army overcomes the last major pockets of Japanese resistance on Okinawa Island, ending one of the bloodiest battles of World War II #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – June.22: The same day, Japanese Lieutenant General Mitsuru Ushijima, the commander of Okinawa’s defense, committed suicide with several Japanese officers and troops rather than surrender: It was April of that year when Lieutenant General Simon Bolivar Buckner launched the invasion of Okinawa, a strategic Pacific island. Possession of Okinawa would give the United States a base large enough for an invasion of the Japanese home islands #AceHistoryDesk reports

There were more than 100,000 Japanese defenders on the island, but most were deeply entrenched in the island’s densely forested interior: By the evening of April 1, 60,000 U.S. troops had come safely ashore. However, on April 4, Japanese land resistance stiffened, and at sea kamikaze pilots escalated their deadly suicide attacks on U.S. vessels:
During the next month, the battle raged on land and sea, with the Japanese troops and fliers making the Americans pay dearly for every strategic area of land and water won………………………………………..On June 18, with U.S. victory imminent, General Buckner, the hero of Iwo Jima, was killed by Japanese artillery. Three days later, his 10th Army reached the southern coast of the island, and on June 22 Japanese resistance effectively came to an end. The Japanese lost 120,000 troops in the defense of Okinawa, while the Americans suffered 12,500 dead and 35,000 wounded………………………..With the capture of Okinawa, the Allies prepared for the invasion of Japan, a military operation predicted to be far bloodier than the 1944 Allied invasion of Western Europe……………………In July, however, the United States successfully tested an atomic bomb and after dropping two of these devastating weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, Japan surrendered. #Okinawa #history #1945 #WorldWarII #Japan #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory, 1865, two months after the surrender of confederate general Robert E. Lee, Union General Gordon Granger and approximately 1,800 federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and enforce the emancipation proclamation #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – June.19: Granger read orders which declared in part: “the people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the executive of the United States, all slaves are free.” #AceHistoryDesk reports
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https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8814: #Juneteenth (short for “june nineteenth”) is a holiday commemorating this day, which marked the effective end of slavery in the United States: …………………I’ve always thought that one of the biggest misunderstandings of American history is the emancipation proclamation……………..It wasn’t the end all be all slave freeing moment it’s often thought of as. First, it didn’t actually free slaves in union states where it was still legal – the 13th amendment would do that later – and it didn’t effect the slaves in the Confederacy until after their areas were occupied by federal troops…………June 19th (Juneteenth) is a day that many black Americans consider their Independence Day, as on that day in 1865, General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and proclaimed that: “In accordance with a proclamation by the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free…”. With that, the formerly enslaved blacks in Galveston began a celebration that spread from the Texas coast to other communities across the reunited nation……………..Freedom obviously didn’t mean equality, but in 1865 there were no 24/7 breaking news stations, no twitter feeds giving you instant updates, no Facebook live stream of announcements………………..It literally took days, if not weeks or months, for news to get anywhere of significant distance. So as General Granger stepped out onto the balcony of a villa in Galveston, he was the breaking news that mattered more to the blacks of Texas than hearing of Lee’s surrender which had occurred months before.

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8816: I need to tip my hat to my friend in New York, he’s a black man that is teaching me more about his culture and community than any class I’ve ever paid money to take. I’ll be honest, the diversity of my area is white/Latino/Asian, I literally only had two black kids in high school, and I was dumb enough to think that we all had the same history. I’m not a white apology guy, far from it, but I also don’t believe you can/should only study a certain history area for one month each year……………My friend in New York is almost the opposite of me, he’s black, he lives in a massive city, but we are close in age, and we both love music and history. These were the doors we opened to communicate more, to find a shared interest, and to start talking. America’s cultures aren’t as different as some want us to believe, we’re just humans #History #USHistory #CivilWar #EmancipationProclamation #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – June.18: Napoleon, one of the greatest military strategists in history, rapidly rose in the ranks of the French Revolutionary Army during the late 1790s. By 1799, France was at war with most of Europe, and Napoleon returned home from his Egyptian campaign to take over the reigns of the French government and save his nation from collapse #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8808: After becoming first consul in February 1800, he reorganized his armies and defeated Austria. In 1802, he established the Napoleonic Code, a new system of French law, and in 1804 was crowned emperor of France in Notre Dame Cathedral: By 1807, Napoleon controlled an empire that stretched from the River Elbe in the north, down through Italy in the south, and from the Pyrenees to the Dalmatian coast……………………..Beginning in 1812, Napoleon began to encounter the first significant defeats of his military career, suffering through a disastrous invasion of Russia, losing Spain to the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsula War, and enduring total defeat against an allied force by 1814. Exiled to the island of Elba in the Mediterranean, he escaped to France in early 1815……………………….Following his defeat, Napoleon returned to Paris and on June 22 abdicated in favor of his son. He decided to leave France before counterrevolutionary forces could rally against him, and on July 15 he surrendered to British protection at the port of Rochefort. #Napoleon #Waterloo #History #FrenchHistory #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayDayinHistory 1983, Dr. Sally Ride becomes the first American woman to travel into space aboard th e shuttle. During the six-day mission, Ride, an astrophysicist from Stanford University, operated the shuttl e’s robot arm, which she had helped design #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – June.18: Her historic journey was preceded almost 20 years to the day by cosmonaut Valentina V. Tereshkova of the Soviet Union, who on June 16, 1963, became the first woman ever to travel into space. The United States had screened a group of female pilots in 1959 and 1960 for possible astronaut training but later decided to restrict astronaut qualification to men #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8805: In 1978, NASA changed its policy and announced that it had approved six women to become the first female astronauts in the U.S. space program: The new astronauts were chosen out of some 3,000 original applicants. Among the six were Sally Ride and Shannon Lucid, who in 1996 set a new space endurance record for an American and a world endurance record for a woman during her 188-day sojourn on the Russian space station Mir. #NASA #SallyRide #Space #History #WomensHistory #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1885, the dismantled Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France, arrives in New York Harbor after being shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – June.17: The copper and iron statue, reassembled and dedicated the following year, became known around the world as an enduring symbol of freedom and democracy. In 1892, Ellis Island, located near Bedloe’s Island (now Liberty Island), opened as America’s chief immigration post, and for the next 62 years Lady Liberty, welcomed over 12 million immigrants who sailed into New York Harbor #AceNewsDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/8801: In 1903, a plaque inscribed with a sonnet titled “The New Colossus” by American poet Emma Lazarus, was placed on an interior wall of the pedestal. Lazarus’ now-famous words, which include “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” became symbolic of America’s vision of itself as a land of opportunity for immigrants. #LadyLiberty #StatueofLiberty #USHistory #History #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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