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.
A sinkhole and gas leak in Bethlehem caused evacuations Thursday morning.
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A New Jersey Transit train plowed through a major station in Hoboken during Thursday morning's rush-hour commute, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100 others, officials said.
Pennsylvania State Police are excavating land behind a home in Saylorsburg, Monroe County.
A Lancaster County woman has been charged in a deadly crash near Dorney Park over Memorial Day weekend.
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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is running "a criminal enterprise" and should be fired or even jailed, several members of Congress claimed.
Rep. Michael Capuano on Thursday said the Wells Fargo scandal and the people who lead the bank reminded him of "th...
A Reading man is behind bars for allegedly robbing a bank in downtown Reading.
A live-action reality TV series on Amazon Prime was shot on location in Easton yesterday.
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Home Depot has pulled a Halloween prank prop called the Scary Peeper Creeper from its shelves in Canada because some customers found it too scary.
Real estate brokerage Redfin has brewed up a list of America's 10 coffee capitals in honor of Thursday's National Coffee Day.
Willie Mays makes an iconic basket catch, the Camaro hits showroom floors, the first Chicago Tylenol murder victim dies, and the space shuttle returns to space following the Challenger disaster, all on this day.
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