PHOTOS: "Blood Moon" as seen from Hawaii
1790: The U.S. Congress moves from New York City to Congress Hall in Philadelphia. The city, which had served as one of the nation's capitals during the Revolutionary War, would serve as a temporary capital through 1800 while the U.S. Capitol building was under construction in Washington, D.C.
Harriet Tubman escapes slavery, the capstone is set on the Washington Monument, the TV special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" debuts, and Roy Orbison passes away, all on this day.
Before becoming Honolulu's first licensed fire chief, Alexander Cartwright did something greater. He created the game of baseball.
The high school vice principal who was rescued from the sunken South Korean ferry was found hanging from a tree, police said Friday.