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."
Tonight: Increasing clouds with a bit of snow, sleet, and rain towards dawn. Low: 31
According to partner station WPVI, two people are confirmed dead after a small plane crash in West Goshen Township, Chester County.
The Central Berks Regional Police Department is investigating a home invasion style robbery in the borough of St. Lawrence.
An off-duty Darby Borough police officer who was shot inside of his home has died.
The Pennsylvania State Trooper wounded in a deadly ambush outside his barracks last fall says he hopes to eventually return to the State Police force.
Easton Police say they are investigating the scene of a shots fired call, where two residences were struck by gunfire.
Fire officials say a fire in Tilden Township, Berks County has gutted a single-story mobile home.
Fire crews are still on the scene of a fire that destroyed a two-story home in Jackson Township, Monroe County.
Officials say two homes are heavily damaged following a fire in Blythe Township, Schuylkill County.
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Notable names on Twitter -- including celebrities, athletes and politicians -- are pushing back against an Indiana law that allows businesses to refuse service gay people on religious grounds. Click on to see who's making social media waves.
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Henry VIII divorces his first wife, Vincent van Gogh is born, America agrees to buy Alaska from Russia, and President Reagan survives an assassination attempt, all on this day.
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