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2013: C. Everett Koop, who served as the 13th U.S. surgeon general under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush from 1982 to 1989, dies at age 96 in Hanover, N.H. Koop was outspoken on controversial public health issues, including abortion and HIV/AIDS, and did much to raise the profile the office of the surgeon general. He was also well-known for his work around tobacco, calling for a "smoke-free" society. His 1986 surgeon general's report on the dangers of secondhand smoke was seminal.
Samuel Colt patents his revolver, the first black U.S. senator takes his seat, Muhammad Ali wins his first heavyweight title, and Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines, all on this day.
A blessing and groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday for the 400 Keawe low-rise condo development.
Armed men ambushed a bus at dawn in northeastern Kenya and killed nearly half of the 60 people aboard, authorities said Saturday.
The gunmen killed 28 people in the bus, which was heading from Mandera, near the Somali boarder, to the capital of Nairo...
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