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Today in History — Oct. 17, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Tuesday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2017. There are 75 days left in the year. On Oct. 17, 1931, mobster Al Capone was convicted in Chicago of income tax evasion. (Sentenced to 11 years in prison, Capone was released in 1939.) On this date: In 1610, French King Louis XIII, age nine, was crowned at Reims, five months after the assassination of his father, Henry IV. In... 4:00pm 10/17/17

Today in History — Oct. 16, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2017. There are 76 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 16, 1987, a 58-1/2-hour drama in Midland, Texas, ended happily as rescuers freed Jessica McClure, an 18-month-old girl trapped in a narrow, abandoned well. On this date: In 1793, during the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the queen of... 4:00pm 10/16/17

Today in History — Oct. 14, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Saturday, Oct. 14, the 287th day of 2017. There are 78 days left in the year. On Oct. 14, 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. (“Chuck”) Yeager became the first test pilot to break the sound barrier as he flew the experimental Bell XS-1 (later X-1) rocket plane over Muroc Dry Lake in California. On this date: In 1066, Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the... 4:00pm 10/14/17

Today in History — Oct. 13, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Friday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2017. There are 79 days left in the year. On Oct. 13, 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid by President George Washington during a ceremony in the District of Columbia. On this date: In A.D. 54, Roman Emperor Claudius I died, poisoned apparently at the behest of his wife, Agrippina... 4:00pm 10/13/17