Hawaii Mug Shots - 2013
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.
Many Oahu bus riders had to tack on a few more minutes of wait time at bus stops this year, but some of the old schedules and routes are back on line.
A Turkish-Armenian blogger vowed to appeal a day after an Istanbul court sentenced him to more than a year in prison for blasphemy.