Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad began her fifth and final attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective cage on Saturday, Aug. 31.
On Sunday night she broke Penny Palfrey's record for the farthest anyone had managed on the trek without a shark cage.
Nyad reached the shores of Key West on Monday afternoon, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
Take a look at some the images from her historic swim.
Dozens of onlookers -- some in kayaks and boats, many others wading in the water or standing on shore -- gathered to cheer her on as she finished the more-than-100-mile swim.
Nyad reached the shores of Key West nearly 53 hours after jumping into the ocean in Havana.
Nataly Tavidian photo
A rash of rumors prompted administrators at Righetti High School Friday to close early for Thanksgiving.
Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect responsible for a stabbing in downtown Goleta.
A group of highly trained search dogs are helping rescue crews in western New York. Many of the canine teams were trained in Ventura County at the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation.
Local resident Forrest Galante caught the Pacific Spiny lobster near Anacapa Island in the middle of the night.
Righetti High School students are having an early Thanksgiving break after rumors and social media speculation disrupted classes today.
Oscar Flores photo
Ten volunteers helped collect trash from the illegal pot farm located on the side of a steep hill in Happy Canyon in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Twitter photo/ @YoungJalen04
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies responded to Righetti High School shortly after 12:30 p.m. after a series of fights break out on campus.
The high school went on lockdown at 12:45 p.m. Saint Joseph High School, on the 4100 block of South Bradley Road. is also on lockdown.
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is building a new training center and is getting help from local military men and women with its construction.
A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.
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Thomas Edison announces the phonograph, "Frankenstein" and "Rocky" premiere 45 years apart, Tweety Bird makes his debut, and millions tune in to find out "who shot J.R.," all on this day.
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