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.
A student at Lehigh University in Bethlehem has tested positive for the Zika virus.
Ursinus College in Montgomery County has closed its cafeteria and snack bar following at least 100 students reporting symptoms of a stomach infection.
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire, a source close to the campaign said Wednesday.
The Pennsylvania Senate has failed in its bid to remove from office Attorney General Kathleen Kane, on grounds her lack of an active law license has made it impossible to do her job.
A Lehigh County man allegedly admitted to police fatally stabbing someone as an officer was on his way to the murder scene.
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Police were pressed into service at Reading Intermediate High School on Wednesday.
A water main break in Pottstown on Wednesday closed an elementary school and shut down portions of the Montgomery County Community College campus.
The average U.S. household is expected to pocket $320 in savings this year thanks to plunging gas prices.
Here's a look at the 2016 presidential candidates who have ended their campaigns.
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"Tom and Jerry" make their debut, Carole King's "Tapestry" hits record stores, Mike Tyson is convicted of rape, Oprah sits down with the King of Pop, and Deep Blue beats Garry Kasparov, all on this day.
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