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Today in History — Aug. 16, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today is Thursday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2018. There are 137 days left in the year. On August 16, 1987, 156 people were killed when Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed while trying to take off from Detroit; the sole survivor was 4-year-old Cecelia Cichan. On this date: In 1812, Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812. In 1858, a telegraphed message... 4:00pm 08/16/18

Today in History — Aug. 15, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today is Wednesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2018. There are 138 days left in the year. On August 15, 1945, in a pre-recorded radio address, Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced that his country had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II. On this date: In 1483, the Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV. In 1812, the Battle of Fort Dearborn took place as... 4:00pm 08/15/18

Today in History — Aug. 14, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today is Tuesday, Aug. 14, the 226th day of 2018. There are 139 days left in the year. On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. On this date: In 1848, the Oregon Territory was created. In 1900, international forces, including U.S. Marines, entered Beijing to put down the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of... 4:00pm 08/14/18

Today in History — Aug. 13, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today is Monday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2018. There are 140 days left in the year. On August 13, 1961, East Germany sealed off the border between Berlin’s eastern and western sectors before building a wall that would divide the city for the next 28 years. On this date: In 1521, Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured Tenochtitlan (teh-natch-teet-LAHN’), present-day... 4:00pm 08/13/18