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Today in History
Posted by wtopstaff on 17th August 2018
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Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2018. There are 136 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 17, 1943, the Allied conquest of Sicily during World War II was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina. On this date: In 1807, Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat began heading up the Hudson River on its successful round trip…

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