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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.
The Department of Public Safety has released some preliminary findings in the ongoing investigation into the June 15 escape of Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate Daniel Skelton.
United Nations peacekeepers were attacked on the Golan Heights on Saturday, even as U.N. officials said they were working to gain the release of dozens of others detained by Islamist fighters.
The United Nations did not identify who carried out the a...
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