Lincoln and Douglas square off for the first time, Oldsmobile begins production, Hawaii becomes a state, and The Mona Lisa and the Mars Observer go missing, all on this day.
2013: New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki collects the 4,000th hit of his professional baseball career with a single against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. He became only the third player in professional baseball history to reach the 4,000-hit plateau, joining Pete Rose and Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb. The total included 2,722 MLB hits and 1,278 hits from his lengthy career in Japan's major leagues.
No rain expected until late in the week
The victim, 32-year-old Andre Michael Ruffin from Reading, was found face down on the sidewalk
Investigators responded to the 700 block of Ramblewood Lane around 8:30 p.m.
A Monroe County man pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the shotgun murders of two men in 2014.
Police on Monday released new details about a Berks County prisoner's escape and subsequent capture near Blue Marsh Lake.
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Monday the start of a comprehensive performance audit of the city's school district
Seeking to lend urgency to his climate agenda, President Barack Obama warned Monday that even ramped-up efforts to curb emissions were being outpaced by the effects of a warming planet.
A study has identified 10 areas each in Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties that would be good candidates for traffic roundabouts.
From corn dogs to live turkeys, take a look at some of the craziest items to spill out of overturned trucks and onto American roads.
Courtesy of NOAA/Institute for Exploration/University of Rhode Island
The last passenger pigeon dies, World War II begins, the Soviet Union shoots down a Korean airliner, and the wreck of the Titanic is discovered, all on this day.
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