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."
State police say a pileup involving more than 50 vehicles has closed Interstate 78 near the Berks-Lebanon County border.
This weekend will be bitterly cold with daytime highs only pushing into the teens and overnight lows near or below zero.
The Northeast braces for "life-threatening" temperatures as bitter cold arctic air blows through much of the Northeast this weekend.
An arctic blast across the region is raising health and safety concerns
One bachelorette had a chance to choose from three eligible bachelors, asking them questions sight unseen.
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The Republican presidential race has hit South Carolina in a flurry of insults, negative ads and suggestions of dirty tricks.
The crisis in Flint has people in the Lehigh Valley and around the country concerned about the safety of their water
Crews spent Friday night dealing with frigid temperatures as they battled a two-alarm house fire in Birdsboro.
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Ever wonder just what a presidential candidate is worth? Take a look at the net worth estimates for each of the remaining Republican and Democratic candidates as compiled by Forbes.
Bruno Hauptmann is convicted in the Lindbergh baby case, France tests a nuclear weapon, and the last "Peanuts" comic strip runs, all on this day.
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