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Today in History — May 24, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Wednesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2017. There are 221 days left in the year. On May 24, 1775, John Hancock was unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, succeeding Peyton Randolph. On this date: In 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message “What hath God wrought” from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America’s... 4:00pm 05/24/17

Today in History — May 23, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Tuesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2017. There are 222 days left in the year. On May 23, 1967, Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, an action which helped precipitate war between Israel and its Arab neighbors the following month. On this date: In 1430, Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English. In 1533, the marriage of... 4:00pm 05/23/17

Today in History — May 22, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Monday, May 22, the 142nd day of 2017. There are 223 days left in the year. On May 22, 1992, after a reign lasting nearly 30 years, Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s “Tonight Show” for the final time (Jay Leno took over as host three days later). On this date: In 1860, the United States and Japan exchanged ratifications of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce during a ceremony... 4:00pm 05/22/17

Today in History — May 20, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Saturday, May 20, the 140th day of 2017. There are 225 days left in the year. On May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, aboard the Spirit of St. Louis on his historic solo flight to France. On this date: In 1506, explorer Christopher Columbus died in Spain. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act,... 4:00pm 05/20/17