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Today in History — Feb. 22, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, the 53rd day of 2018. There are 312 days left in the year. On Feb. 22, 1732 (New Style date), the first president of the United States, George Washington, was born in Westmoreland County in the Virginia Colony. On this date: In 1630, English colonists in the Massachusetts Bay Colony first sampled popcorn brought to them by a Native American named... 4:00pm 02/22/18

Today in History — Feb. 21, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2018. There are 313 days left in the year. On Feb. 21, 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam. (Three men were convicted of murder and imprisoned; all were eventually paroled.) On this... 4:00pm 02/21/18

Today in History — Feb. 20, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2018. There are 314 days left in the year. On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury’s Friendship 7 spacecraft, which circled the globe three times in a flight lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds before splashing down safely in the Atlantic Ocean 800... 4:00pm 02/20/18

Today in History — Feb. 19, 2018

Tabloid Tales Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2018. There are 315 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day. On Feb. 19, 1968, the children’s program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” created by and starring Fred Rogers, made its network debut on National Educational Television, a forerunner of PBS, beginning a 31-season run. On this date: In 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus... 4:00pm 02/19/18