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Today in History — April 25, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 25, the 115th day of 2017. There are 250 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 25, 1507, a world map produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller contained the first recorded use of the term “America,” in honor of Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci (vehs-POO’-chee). On this date: In 404 B.C., the... 4:00pm 04/25/17

Today in History — April 24, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Monday, April 24, the 114th day of 2017. There are 251 days left in the year. On April 24, 1967, Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was killed when his Soyuz 1 spacecraft smashed into the Earth after his parachutes failed to deploy properly during re-entry; he was the first human spaceflight fatality. On this date: In 1792, Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle began... 4:00pm 04/24/17

Today in History — April 22, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Saturday, April 22, the 112th day of 2017. There are 253 days left in the year. On April 22, 1864, Congress authorized the use of the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. coins. On this date: In 1889, the Oklahoma Land Rush began at noon as thousands of homesteaders staked claims. In 1930, the United States, Britain and Japan signed the London Naval Treaty, which... 4:00pm 04/22/17

Today in History — April 21, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Friday, April 21, the 111th day of 2017. There are 254 days left in the year. On April 21, 1967, army officers in Greece staged a coup, seizing power and creating a military dictatorship that ruled the country for the next seven years. On this date: In 1649, the Maryland Toleration Act, providing for freedom of worship for all Christians, was passed by the Maryland... 4:00pm 04/21/17