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2005: Journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, who became a countercultural figure known for his own brand of reporting he termed "Gonzo" journalism, dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at the age of 67 in Woody Creek, Colo. Thompson is best known for his work for Rolling Stone magazine and the books "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream" and "Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs." He was also well known for his eccentric behavior, lifelong use of alcohol and illegal drugs and his love of firearms.
The Post Office is born, World War II gets its first flying ace, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the Earth, and a fire at a Great White concert leaves 100 dead, all on this day.
All Interstate H-1 westbound traffic was being rerouted to Waikele after a car crash Saturday morning, police said.
Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.
Barry was elected four times as the city's chief executive and was a council member for Washington's 8th ward at the time of his death.
His death was dis...
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