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."
Brisk and cold conditions will be on tap for today with highs temperatures holding in the mid to upper 20s "despite plenty of sunshine.
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The economic hit taken by the Northeast this week is kind of like the storm itself: not as bad as it could have been.
An undercover drug operation led to the discovery of more than $1 million worth of cocaine and the arrest of a woman in Reading.
Police in Northampton County are warning residents to beware of people posing as utility or other workers after an incident Tuesday.
Federal officials say more than 140,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled for the first time in plans sold through the health insurance marketplace for 2015.
A bill named for a woman who died while serving jail time for her children's truancy cases is moving forward in Harrisburg.
Will Philadelphia host next year's Democratic National Convention?
An Allentown man drove off after police stopped him for traffic offenses Tuesday.
A night of fun on the town took a violent turn for two men. Police said they were lured into a violent trap by a pair of women.
It's not a mirage: Rita's Italian Ice is bringing its cool treats to the Middle Eastern desert.
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Now that the snow has mostly stopped --- it's time for people on the East Coast to dig out after a powerful snowstorm hit on Monday night.
"Pride and Prejudice" is first published, Elvis makes his national TV debut, "We Are the World" is recorded, and the space shuttle Challenger breaks apart after liftoff, all on this day.
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