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Today in History — Dec. 12, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Tuesday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2017. There are 19 days left in the year. Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sunset. On Dec. 12, 1917, during World War I, a train carrying some 1,000 French troops from the Italian front derailed while descending a steep hill in Modane; at least half of the soldiers were killed in France’s greatest rail disaster.... 4:00pm 12/12/17

Today in History — Dec. 11, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Monday, Dec. 11, the 345th day of 2017. There are 20 days left in the year. On Dec. 11, 1917, British Gen. Edmund Allenby entered Jerusalem two days after his forces expelled the Ottoman Turks; in a show of respect, Allenby and his officers made their way into the Holy City on foot. On this date: In 1602, forces sent by the Duke of Savoy attempted to seize the walled... 4:00pm 12/11/17

Today in History — Dec. 8, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Friday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2017. There are 23 days left in the year. On Dec. 8, 1941, the United States entered World War II as Congress declared war against Imperial Japan, a day after the attack on Pearl Harbor. On this date: In 1765, Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin, was born in Westborough, Massachusetts. In 1813, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A... 4:00pm 12/08/17

Today in History — Dec. 7, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Thursday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2017. There are 24 days left in the year. On Dec. 7, 1941, during a series of raids in the Pacific, Imperial Japan’s navy launched a pre-emptive attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, killing 2,400 people, about half of them on the battleship USS Arizona. (The United States declared war against Japan the next day.) 4:00pm 12/07/17