Children's education by state
1706: Politician, inventor and diplomat Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of America who also gained international renown as a scientist for his famous experiments in electricity and for his many inventions, is born in Boston, Massachusetts Bay.
Hawaii's monarchy is overthrown, Popeye makes his comic strip debut, Muhammad Ali is born, Operation Desert Storm begins, and news of the Monica Lewinsky scandal breaks online, all on this day.
Four teenagers were hospitalized, two of them in serious condition, after a van overturned into the ocean in Ka'a'awa, according to Emergency Medical Services officials.
Supporters of Ferguson, Missouri, Police Officer Darren Wilson say they have faced threats over their views, but vowed not to be silenced.
Wilson shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown, an incident that stirred racial tensions and unrest.