Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution, the NFL is founded, Lou Gehrig belts his 23rd career grand slam and NASA heads for Mars, all on this day.
2013: Author Elmore Leonard, best known for his westerns and crime novels, several of which have been turned into movies and TV shows, dies at age 87 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, of complications from a stroke suffered three weeks earlier. Among his most well-known books are "Get Shorty," "Out of Sight," "3:10 to Yuma," "Rum Punch" (the basis for Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown") and "Pronto," which introduced the character of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, the central figure in the FX television series "Justified."
A Monroe County man who was struck by a car near Weona Park in Northampton County has died, authorities said Tuesday.
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Reading police have identified a possible motive for an alleged murder over the Memorial Day weekend.
Sixteen-year-old Julia Ware was sentenced to indefinite probation and community service
A 62-year-old Whitehall Township man was fleeing a police officer when he jumped off a bridge in Catasauqua and died early Monday morning.
Authorities are putting out an urgent warning about a batch of heroin, potentially laced with dangerous chemicals, that may make its way into Berks County.
As new cases of canine influenza spread across several states, veterinarians are urging vigilance after hundreds of dogs contracted the virus.
A single mom in Lehigh County is celebrating four big achievements.
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A Lower Heidelberg Township family is launching a twist on the traditional ice cream truck.
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A massive storm system has caused heavy flooding and killed at least 19 people -- 13 in Mexico, four in Oklahoma, and two in Texas, where a dozen were still missing Tuesday.
Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is published, John Wayne and Miles Davis are born, Ford stops making the Model T, and the King of Pop marries Elvis' daughter, all on this day.
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