Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.
2011: An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 81 miles east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami, killing more than 15,000 people and causing a nuclear emergency. Another 6,135 people were injured and 2,694 people left missing. It was the most powerful known earthquake ever to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.
Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial in the lone criminal case lodged amid dozens of accusations that he molested women.
Federal inspectors found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation, untrained employees performing euthanasia and other deficiencies at a small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart.
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Kutztown University students are being grounded with a new borough-wide ban.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is calling on the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to "free the six-pack" in gas stations.
An Allentown man faces assault charges after allegedly stabbing a man he met in Philadelphia with a screwdriver.
Pennsylvania Auditor General says his agency discovered that 22 percent of calls to the state's child abuse hotline went unanswered
Students are in the process of building a retractable observatory but it wouldn't be possible without the help of retiring teacher Scott Didra
Police are seeking the driver of a tractor trailer who took out a traffic light on a busy highway in Berks County.
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As Donald Trump has emerged as the front-runner of the Republican presidential candidates, increasingly violent protests and demonstrations have plagued his campaign events across the country.
Goofy makes his debut, Babe Ruth hits his final home run, JFK sets sights on the moon, Ali taunts Liston, "Star Wars" hits theaters, and Oprah signs off, all on this day.
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