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49 B.C.: After the Roman Senate ordered Julius Caesar to lay down his military command and return to Rome, he refuses and instead crosses the Rubicon River with a legion to march into the city itself. The move signaled the start of civil war, from which Caesar would emerge as the unrivaled leader of Rome.
Caesar crosses the Rubicon, the London Underground opens, RCA introduces the 45 rpm single, The Beatles' first U.S. record is released, and Wendy's asks "Where's the Beef?," all on this day.
Honolulu police are looking for a man who they say tried to run over an officer in the Red Hill area Thursday morning and that officer fired a shot at the vehicle.
Joseph Wood gasped and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour execution involving a novel combination of drugs, some witnesses say.
His last breaths were like "a fish on shore gulping for air," reporter Troy Hayden said. Wood's attorneys trie...