The Library of Congress is established, spaceflight claims its first human casualty, the Unabomber kills his last victim, and South Korea clones a puppy, all on this day.
2013: Rana Plaza, a nine-story building near Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapses, killing 1,138 people and injuring 2,500 others. Around 3,500 workers were inside the building, which had apparel factories, a bank and several other shops, when the building collapse. It is considered to be the deadliest garment-factory accident in history, as well as the deadliest accidental structural failure in modern human history. The collapse occurred a day after cracks appeared in the structure. It led the bank to order its employees not to report for work, and the shops were closed because of a strike. But garment workers were told to come in despite their concerns that the building's structure was not sound. The owner of the building, Sohel Rana, was arrested four days after the collapse and is still awaiting trial.
Temperatures will fall to around 40 degrees under partly cloudy skies Thursday night.
Thanksgiving dinner came to an abrupt halt in one Reading neighborhood when gunshots started flying through the air.
Shoppers no longer have to wait until Black Friday to cruise store aisles for holiday deals.
Black Friday is nearly here, although it will once again be more like "Black Thanksgiving" this year given store hours. Check out the store hours announced for 2015 by major retailers.
President Barack Obama issued a Thanksgiving address welcoming refugees on Thursday and spent part of his holiday calling troops to thank them for their service.
The Easton football team turned in a dominant performance on defense and special teams in a 26-0 win over Phillipsburg in the 109th meeting between the two rivals on Thursday at Fisher Stadium.
Before the Thanksgiving turkey is digested or even eaten at all, the lines were already wrapping around the Best Buy in Whitehall Township.
Volunteers throughout the region hosted Thanksgiving dinners for those in need.
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Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.
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Alfred Nobel establishes the Nobel Prize, Baby Face Nelson dies in a shootout with the FBI, Harvey Milk is assassinated, MTV bans Madonna, and Tiger Woods crashes his SUV, all on this day.
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