Saccharin is accidentally discovered, the 22nd Amendment is ratified, Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy, and Mister Rogers dies, all on this day.
2015: Actor and director Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Mr. Spock on the original "Star Trek" TV series and in seven movies, dies from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 83 in Los Angeles, California. Nimoy, a U.S. Army veteran, also appeared in the TV shows "Mission: Impossible" and "Fringe" and wrote the autobiographies "I Am Not Spock" and "I Am Spock."
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Strong thunderstorms are moving through Berks County, reportedly leaving behind a path of damage to trees and power lines.Link: Local radar
Showers and thunderstorms will pass through the region early tonight with the potential for damaging wind gusts and heavy rain.Links: Local radar | Hour-by-hour forecasts
A shooting in Reading overnight left two people dead and a third wounded.
Hundreds of law enforcement specialists swept through the Northampton County Prison in Easton on Wednesday.
FIFA's Ethics Committee has banned 11 individuals from soccer-related activities amid U.S. allegations of corruption, FIFA said. Several of the banned individuals were named in a Wednesday indictment outlining corruption allegations.
Ron Angle has won the Republican nomination for county controller.
Recording artist Taylor Swift sent flowers to a grieving Emmaus family of a 11-year-old fan who died last week after being struck by a car.
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A retired grain silo that has towered over the rolling farm fields of Lancaster County for the last century has been given a new home and a new life, thanks in part to a Berks County company.
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Parts of Houston saw more than 11 inches of rain Monday and Tuesday, turning normally bustling highways to rivers. Check out select images from Houston news station KPRC.
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
A tornado nearly wipes out St. Louis, the Chrysler Building and the Golden Gate Bridge open, the Sex Pistols court controversy with "God Save the Queen," and Arsenio Hall signs off, all on this day.
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