Air conditioning is born, the "happiest place on Earth" opens up, The Beatles get animated, and Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Ukraine, all on this day.
2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down during its flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur by a ground-to-air missile over battle-torn eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board. According to American and German intelligence sources, the plane was shot down by pro-Russian insurgents using a missile fired from the territory which they controlled. The crash was Malaysia Airlines' worst incident and its second of the year, after the disappearance of Flight 370 four months earlier.
Jamie Silvonek, a Lehigh County teenager, has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder for the death of her mother.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Thursday demanded reforms of the criminal justice system and vowed to alleviate the plight of African-American communities.
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Ursinus College has canceled classes Friday as it continues to investigate a stomach illness outbreak on its campus in Montgomery County.
One of Berks County's largest employers is relocating its corporate headquarters.
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A World War II veteran flies to Australia to be reunited with the woman he fell in love with 70 years ago.
A 41-day occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon ended Thursday when the four remaining protesters surrendered to authorities. Here is what to you need to know about the group.
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America's first hospital opens, Glenn Miller earns the first gold record, Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years, and Whitney Houston dies, all on this day.
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