On this day: June 27

Published: Jun 25 2013 06:13:12 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 27 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

Two planes complete the first mid-air refueling, the first nuclear power plant opens, Hurricane Audrey hits the Gulf Coast, Atari is founded, and U.S. Route 66 ceases to officially exist, all on this day.

OTD June 27 - Rod Blagojevich
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2011: A federal jury in Chicago convicts former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of corruption for trying to trade the U.S. senate seat once held by President Barack Obama for financial and political gain. He would later be sentenced to 14 years in prison.

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