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.
Firefighters were called to a fire in Catasauqua, Lehigh County Monday morning.
Uncertainty reigned on Monday as markets opened for the first time since the Brexit Freakout of 2016.
The U.K. has voted to leave the 28-nation European Union, but on what terms is totally unknown -- and won't be for at least two years.
The British go...
Paul Campbell, of Sydney, Australia, never knew his father. But on Friday, decades later, Paul was reunited with the four brothers and sisters from Pennsylvania he had never located or met.
The fire ravaged a barn in Hereford Township.
The crash happened just before 4 p.m. Sunday on Route 33 South in Bushkill Township, Northampton County.
Police say an officer shot several times near Philadelphia got a call from country singer Kenny Chesney with an apology for saying he was dead.
A Sweet 16 birthday party was anything but sweet Saturday night.
Police responded to an early morning shooting in Allentown Sunday.
West Virginia Department of Transportation
Heavy rain battered West Virginia early in the week, causing deadly flooding across the state that killed at least 25 people.
Two planes complete the first mid-air refueling, the first nuclear power plant opens, Hurricane Audrey hits the Gulf Coast, Atari is founded, and U.S. Route 66 ceases to officially exist, all on this day.
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