PHOTOS: "Blood Moon" as seen from Hawaii
A.D. 79: Mount Vesuvius begins stirring, with the resulting eruption burying and destroying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and killing an estimated 16,000 people.
The first transcontinental telegraph message is sent, Harry Houdini gives his last performance, the United Nations is born, Jackie Robinson dies, and the Concorde makes its last commercial flight, all on this day.
Big Island police say Route 190 was closed at the 15-mile marker due to a chemical spill Thursday afternoon.
With difficult weather conditions conspiring against rescue efforts, chances of finding survivors from the Sewol ferry that unexpectedly sank Wednesday are decreasing with each passing hour.