A president marries in the White House, Babe Ruth retires, Lou Gehrig dies, Queen Elizabeth II is crowned, and "Donkey Kong" debuts, all on this day.
2012: English-American actor and game show host Richard Dawson, best known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes" and being the original host of the "Family Feud" game show, dies of esophageal cancer at age 79 in Los Angeles, California. He also parodied his TV persona in 1987 by co-starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the action film "The Running Man," in which he portrayed Damon Killian, the evil, egotistical host of a televised gladiator-style game show in which convicted criminals fight for their lives.
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Emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal accident in Berks County.
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Two people were injured in a fiery crash involving an overturned car on Route 183 in Berks County.
The Carbon County man, who was killed in a crash along Route 209 on Wednesday has been identified.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he cannot yet support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is getting a hearing in two weeks when his lawyers will be allowed to try to up end the prosecution of the former Penn State assistant coach.
A man accused of beating another man to death with a baseball bat in Lehigh County was in court today.
The trial is underway for a man accused of a 2013 murder in Monroe County. Opening statements in William McRae's trial took place Wednesday.
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He spent two months adrift in the Pacific and saw three of his companions die -- and the Coast Guard is calling him "fortunate."
With this year's edition of the Kentucky Derby running Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, take a look at some facts and history about the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.
Napoleon dies in exile, Mexico wins a historic battle, the first Three Stooges short premieres, and Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space, all on this day.
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