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  • June 27
    Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.
    Word of the Day
    blackguard BLAG-uhrd noun; A rude or unscrupulous person; a scoundrel. — Dictionary.com
    Website of the Day: Route 66
    A detailed history of the famous highway.
    Number to Know
    2,448: The length in miles of Route 66, called “America’s Highway” in its heyday.
    This Day in History
    June 27, 1985: U.S. Route 66 is officially removed from the United States Highway System. It had opened in 1926 as one of the first highways in the system and ran from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Ross Perot, American businessman and former presidential candidate, 84.
    Daily Quote
    “The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.” — Ross Perot
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