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.
Tonight, Hillary Clinton will take the stage at the Democratic National Convention, accepting the nomination.
Seven protesters who breached the outer perimeter fence surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia were arrested Wednesday night, according to the Secret Service.
The protesters got into the Secret Service designated zone, but did...
The City of Allentown agreed to acquire $2.5 million in debt to fund capital projects related to sewer system and wastewater improvement.
Dozens gathered at the Albright College Chapel for an evening of serious dialogue hosted by the Reading Branch of the NAACP.
Easton City Council gets a primer on delinquent real estate taxes and adviceon what to do next.
A handful of Lehigh Valley Health Care workers are trading their suits for shovels.
Kevin Ronalds worked with Thomas Poynton and called him a friend.
The lure of the river shapes the life of 18- year-old fly fisherman Doug Freemann.
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The City of Brotherly Love and the Wells Fargo Center play host to 2016 Democratic National Convention.
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Vivaldi and Bach die, the first hamburger is sold in the U.S., World War I breaks out, a bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, and the Summer Olympics open up in Los Angeles, all on this day.
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