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.
More than 40 positions at Lehigh County's Cedarbrook nursing homes are being eliminated in the next two weeks.
Daylight led to a startling discovery on Reading's south side Monday morning.
As the feds continue their probe into Allentown City Hall, at least one city official said it's time for change.
An art teacher in Easton has made a special delivery to a church in South Carolina.
Gov. Tom Wolf has nominated a retired Pennsylvania State Police major to lead the agency.
Puerto Rico has gone into default for the first time in its history.
Randall Forte, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, says it is unfortunate that Pennsylvania still doesn't have a spending plan more than a month into the fiscal year.
Mister Rogers' trolley is set to roll into downtown Reading with some familiar faces on board.
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California firefighters are busy battling the Rocky Fire, a wildfire northwest of Sacramento that had already incinerated 54,000 acres as of Sunday night.
Columbus sets sail, the first American intercollegiate sporting event takes place, Jesse Owens shines in Berlin, and a controversial stand-up comic dies, all on this day.
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