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1793: American revolutionary John Hancock, who served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third governor of Massachusetts, dies from at the age of 56. Hancock is also remembered for his large and stylish signature on the Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term "John Hancock" became a synonym for signature.
Chicago burns, Don Larsen is perfection in the World Series, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, and Martha Stewart reports to prison, all on this day.
United Airlines flight 1004 traveling to Hilo has been diverted to Kona for a second day due to electrical runway damage.
Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.