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Today in History — Feb. 25, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Saturday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2017. There are 309 days left in the year. On Feb. 25, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared in effect by Secretary of State Philander Chase Knox. On this date: In 1836, inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver. In 1905, the Upton Sinclair novel... 4:00pm 02/25/17

Today in History — Feb. 24, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Friday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2017. There are 310 days left in the year. On Feb. 24, 1942, the SS Struma, a charter ship attempting to carry nearly 800 Jewish refugees from Romania to British-mandated Palestine during World War II, sank in the Black Sea off Turkey after it was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine; all but one of the refugees on board perished. On this... 4:00pm 02/24/17

Today in History — Feb. 23, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Thursday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2017. There are 311 days left in the year. On Feb. 23, 1942, the first shelling of the U.S. mainland during World War II occurred as a Japanese submarine fired on an oil refinery near Santa Barbara, California, causing little damage. On this date: In 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas. In 1848, the sixth... 4:00pm 02/23/17

Today in History — Feb. 22, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Wednesday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2017. There are 312 days left in the year. On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. On this date: In 1862, Jefferson Davis, already the provisional president of the Confederacy, was inaugurated for a six-year term following... 4:00pm 02/22/17