LEAD STORY Blackout hits Northeast United States, 2003
AMERICAN REVOLUTION Stamp Act remembered,1776
AUTOMOTIVE Hundred-year-old Michelin Man makes appearance in Monterey,1998
CIVIL WAR Confederate invasion of Kentucky begins, 1862
COLD WAR Massive labor strikes hit Poland, 1980
CRIME A daughter poisons her father, 1751
DISASTER Logging accident sparks forest fire in Oregon Coast Range, 1933
GENERAL INTEREST Russians settle Alaska,1784
HOLLYWOOD Steve Martin born, 1945
LITERARY Richard Henry Dana sets sail from Boston Harbor,1834
OLD WEST Montana “Vigilante X” is born, 1831
PRESIDENTIAL FDR signs Social Security Act, 1935
SPORTS Pitching ace throws first no-hitter, 1971
VIETNAM WAR Hanoi prepares for more air attacks, 1964
WORLD WAR II Japan’s surrender made public, 1945
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Suspects told to sit, wait for police YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich., Aug. 13 (UPI) — A Michigan man interrupted a home invasion at a neighbor’s house by ordering the alleged suspects to sit still until authorities arrived, police said.
Police: Man shoplifted in all 50 states FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Police in Florida said they were able to track a man accused of shoplifting in all 50 states and overseas by his use of a rewards card.
Web site ranks Fla. town as best for balds FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Residents of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said they do not know if they agree with a Web site’s assertion that their city is the best for bald men to attract women.
Police: Man flashed gun in restaurant GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man accused of flashing a pistol while arguing with a woman inside a pancake restaurant.
Ailing man plans for bowling ball burial WILKINS, Pa., Aug. 13 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania man diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer said he has made arrangements for his ashes to be placed in a replica of a special bowling ball.
Suspect climbed fences, hid in boat GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 13 (UPI) — Police in Florida said a drug suspect who fled from officers on foot climbed over several fences before he was found hiding in a boat.
World War I vet’s widow to get benefits CARROLLTOWN, Pa., Aug. 13 (UPI) — A Pennsylvania man said a congressman helped him obtain military benefits for his 110-year-old mother nearly 100 years after her husband served in World War I.
Houston bar to donate profits to charity HOUSTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A Houston organization said the Charity Saloon it is opening in the city’s downtown will be the first U.S. bar to donate all profits to local charities.
Pit bull adopts baby goat TULSA, Okla., Aug. 13 (UPI) — An Oklahoma woman said her 2 1/2-year-old pit bull has adopted a baby goat as her puppy.
Harry, Amelia top baby names in Britain LONDON, Aug. 13 (UPI) — The Office of National Statistics for England and Wales said the top baby names for 2011 were Harry for boys and Amelia for girls.
Man with ax was leading treasure hunt OSTERSUND, Sweden, Aug. 13 (UPI) — A man reported to be suspiciously wandering the streets of Ostersund, Sweden, with an ax was participating in a children’s treasure hunt, police discovered.