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. More than 40 people were eventually charged in connection with the collapse, including building owner Sohel Rana, his parents, the owners of several factories in the building, and at least a dozen government officials.
After a day-long delay, a solar-powered plane landed at Lehigh Valley International Airport Wednesday night
One teenager died and another was flown to the hospital following a fall at a popular hiking spot.
A top New Jersey lawmaker is pushing legislation to prevent engineers from operating trains if their driver's licenses are revoked or suspended for drunken driving violations.
Eleven states are suing the Obama administration over a directive about transgender students in public schools, The Associated Press and Reuters reported.
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A horse abandoned and pelted with more than 100 paintballs is finally heading home.
While the crowds come to watch the students perform at the Freddy Awards, you might be surprised to learn who is working behind the scenes
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is granting nine more licenses to businesses that sell gasoline.
One person's trash is another person's treasure, and one man in Lehigh County has saved so much that would have otherwise been lost forever.
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Here's a look at some of the biggest celebrities we've lost so far in 2016.
Goofy makes his debut, Babe Ruth hits his final home run, JFK sets sights on the moon, Ali taunts Liston, "Star Wars" hits theaters, and Oprah signs off, all on this day.
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