"Silent Night" is first performed, the Library of Congress burns, NORAD begins tracking Santa, and man orbits the Moon for the first time, all on this day.
1524: Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer who in 1498 became the first European to reach India by sea, dies of malaria in Cochin, India.
It's not your typical July weather.
A driver heading the wrong way on a busy Lehigh County highway caused multiple wrecks late Saturday night, according to state police.
A fire destroyed a well-known restaurant in in the Poconos early Sunday.
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A Bucks County man died in a lake in northeastern Pennsylvania over the weekend.
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University of Delaware students are being offered counseling after a doctoral student allegedly hid video cameras in restrooms around the university's Newark campus over a two-year period.
A Lehigh County family was able to safely get out of their burning home late Sunday.
A man had to be rescued at a popular hiking area in Carbon County, after he fell while rock climbing.
The historic Wehr's Mill Covered Bridge in South Whitehall Township is closed until Lehigh County officials determine if the bridge was structurally compromised.
Stress and high fat food can be a deadly combination, researchers say.
A Pennsylvania amusement park is the only one in the U.S. with three roller coaster 'landmarks.'
As Virgin America file for an IPO, find out more about an initial public stock offering and what it means for a company.
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Vivaldi and Bach die, the first hamburger is sold in the U.S., World War I breaks out, a bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, and the Summer Olympics open up in Los Angeles, all on this day.