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.
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Police are sorting out the wild details surrounding a crash in Berks County.
A former Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, judge faces a laundry list of misconduct charges.
A woman who survived a crash that killed her parents in Berks County several years ago is sharing her story in a video that is going viral.
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It was a tragedy that targeted the LGBT community and shocked the nation.
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Police in Chester County are investigating a homicide, after finding a homeless man who had been shot several times.
A three-year-old Luzerne County girl, apparently taken by her father early Friday morning, was found several hours later in New York City.
A famous resort is the Poconos will soon be no more.
A Lancaster County man accused of threatening two nurses at gunpoint to spring his girlfriend from a mental health care hospital has waived extradition in South Carolina.
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WalletHub has put together its ranking of the states with the best community college systems. Analysts looked at 821 schools and used 12 metrics to create its list. Click through to see the top 20 states that made the list.
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Major-league baseball makes its television debut, The Beatles release "Hey Jude," women stage a nationwide strike for equality, and aviation hero Charles Lindbergh dies, all on this day.
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