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.
Berks County Sheriff Office
Police have charged a West Lawn man with impersonating a public servant after spotting him wearing a bulletproof vest and badge.
A defense attorney says his client will argue self-defense in his upcoming trial in the stabbing death of a friend who was dating his ex-girlfriend.
Police say charges are pending against a driver who was caught going the wrong way on Interstate 78 Sunday morning.
KITV is reporting that Pacific storm Hurricane Ignacio has been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane.
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The parents of a murdered television reporter talk to about gun control
At the end of September, Pope Francis will be making his very first trip to the United States and local Christians are already preparing for the big weekend.
Kutztown University's student-athletes competed to raise money to fight cancer Saturday afternoon.
Police in Lower Saucon Township say a black bear jumped a man's backyard fence and stole one of his goats Thursday night.
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Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.
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The vacuum is invented, Ty Cobb makes his major-league debut, Bob Dylan releases "Highway 61 Revisited," and Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first black justice on the Supreme Court, all on this day.
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