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1737: Thomas Paine, an English-American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary, is born in Thetford, Norfolk, England. He emigrated to the American colonies in 1774 and helped inspire the American patriots to declare independence from Britain with his influential pamphlet "Common Sense" and pamphlet series "The American Crisis."
"The Raven" is first published, baseball and football induct their first hall of fame classes, the Gulf War fighting takes to the ground, and President George W. Bush coins the phrase "Axis of Evil," all on this day.
Six-year veteran opens fire on the driver of a car Wednesday evening after he refuses to obey police orders and attempts to flee.
A drunk passenger began using profanity and demanding cigarettes before she slapped a child, removed her prosthetic leg and began attacked the flight crew with it.