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PHOTOS: Lava moves through Pahoa
1759: Arthur Guinness signs a 9,000-year lease at £45 per annum for an unused four-acre brewery at St. James's Gate in Dublin, Ireland, and starts brewing Guinness.
Times Square holds its first New Year's Eve celebration, the board game Monopoly is patented, "Calvin and Hobbes" say goodbye, and the U.S. relinquishes control of the Panama Canal, all on this day.
The Transportation Security Administration says it confiscated a mine kit and a switchblade at the Honolulu International Airport this week.
A Mexico court has ordered the release of U.S. Marine reservist Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, held in a Mexican prison since March on a weapons charge, a Mexican federal government press release said Friday.
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