PHOTOS: "Blood Moon" as seen from Hawaii
1805: Historian and scientist Alexis de Tocqueville is born in Paris, France. His two-volume "Democracy in America," published in 1835 and 1840 after his travels in the United States, is today considered an early work of sociology and political science.
Vincent van Gogh dies, the Summer Olympics return after World War II, Jack Paar debuts on the "Tonight" show, Dylan crashes his motorcycle, and Prince Charles marries Diana, all on this day.
Big Island police say Route 190 was closed at the 15-mile marker due to a chemical spill Thursday afternoon.
With difficult weather conditions conspiring against rescue efforts, chances of finding survivors from the Sewol ferry that unexpectedly sank Wednesday are decreasing with each passing hour.