The nation's capital is founded, the world gets its first parking meter, Joltin' Joe sets an unbreakable record, and man heads to the moon, all on this day.
2012: William Asher, one of the most prolific early television directors, known especially for his work on "I Love Lucy" and "Bewitched," dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease at age 90 in Palm Desert, California. Asher directed more than 100 episodes of "I Love Lucy" and also produced "Bewitched" during its entire eight-year run. At that time, he was married to the show's star Elizabeth Montgomery, although they divorced soon after the cancellation of the series in 1972. He also directed episodes of "Make Room for Daddy," "The Twilight Zone," "The Patty Duke Show," "Gidget," "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Alice," and several movies, including "Muscle Beach Party," "Bikini Beach" and "Beach Blanket Bingo."
A report of a suspicious package has part of Main Street shut down in historic Bethlehem.
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One day after a shooting left five people dead at a mall north of Seattle, authorities arrested a 20-year-old suspect after an overnight manhunt that left the city on edge.
Police say a fight broke out at a restaurant in Allentown early Saturday, leaving one person injured.
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Don King believes Donald Trump is the only candidate who can fix a "corrupt, rigged, sexist and racist" system -- employing several terms the GOP nominee's harshest critics have used to describe him and his campaign.
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It's a tense waiting game for people facing flood threats from swollen rivers and creeks in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin.
Flooding already claimed two lives this week in western Wisconsin's Vernon County.
Clouds will gradually clear this afternoon and give way to sunshine. High temperatures will be much closer to average and reach the mid 70s.
The crash happened just after midnight heading northbound on Route 33.
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America's first National Monument is declared, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is launched, we say goodbye to Dr. Seuss, and Nirvana hits it big with "Nevermind," all on this day.
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