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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