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Today in History — Aug. 18, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Friday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2017. There are 135 days left in the year. On August 18, 1587, Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born in present-day America, on what is now Roanoke Island in North Carolina. (However, the Roanoke colony ended up mysteriously disappearing.) On this date: In 1838, the first marine expedition sponsored by the... 4:00pm 08/18/17

Today in History — Aug. 17, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2017. There are 136 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 17, 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round trip between New York and Albany. On this date: In 1863, Federal batteries and ships began bombarding Fort Sumter in Charleston... 4:00pm 08/17/17

Today in History — Aug. 16, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2017. There are 137 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42. On this date: In 1777, American forces won the Battle of Bennington in what was considered a turning point of the Revolutionary War. In 1812,... 4:00pm 08/16/17

Today in History — Aug. 15, 2017

Tabloid Tales Today is Tuesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2017. There are 138 days left in the year. On August 15, 1947, India became independent after some 200 years of British rule. On this date: In 1057, Macbeth, King of Scots, was killed in battle by Malcolm, the eldest son of King Duncan, whom Macbeth had slain. In 1483, the Sistine Chapel was consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV. In 1812,... 4:00pm 08/15/17