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This Day in History for June 27 – Route 66 Decertified and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, is murdered by a mob (More info)

1950 – President Harry S. Truman orders the Air Force and Navy into the Korean War (More info)

1971 – After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, dubbed the “Church of Rock and Roll” (More info)

1976 – The world’s first recorded Ebola virus epidemic begins in the Sudan (More info)

1985 – The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials decertifies the legendary Route 66 and votes to remove all its highway signs (More info)

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