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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.
Honolulu police are investigating two armed robberies on Oahu overnight. Both suspects are described as a man wearing a black mask and black hoodie.
Angry clashes erupted Friday in the West Bank, as Palestinian leaders called for a "day of rage" in response to the shelling of a United Nations shelter that killed 16 people.