Alexander Graham Bell is born, ice hockey goes indoors, AT&T is formed, Time magazine debuts, and the beating of Rodney King is caught on tape, all on this day.
2005: Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly an airplane non-stop around the world solo without refueling. He had taken off from Salina, Kan., in the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer on Feb. 28, 2005, and flew eastbound with the prevailing winds, returning to Salina after a trip of 67 hours, one minute, 10 seconds. The following year, Fossett flew the GlobalFlyer for the longest aircraft flight distance in history, traveling 25,766 miles after flying eastbound from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida around the world once and then continuing across the Atlantic Ocean a second time to arrive in Kent, England.
Charges have been upgraded against seven gang-related suspects already jailed in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Reading over the weekend.
A woman was killed Wednesday morning after being hit by a vehicle in Allentown.
A 16-year-old Northampton County boy has died after being hit by a tractor trailer Tuesday.
A Carbon County man was killed early Wednesday in a head-on crash in Luzerne County.
It's going to cost a little more to water your lawn or fill your bathtub if your water is supplied by the City of Bethlehem.
Furnace Dam Park in Emmaus may have to go to the dogs to get rid of the geese.
The sensation of this year's Little League World Series looks to extend its run.
A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.
As the summer ends, getting into the back-to-school routine doesn’t have to be as difficult as we might expect.
A narcotics and gang task force seized more than $10,000 of marijuana from a residence, charging a man ironically named Paul Stoner with manufacturing the drug and selling it to juveniles.
At least 32 people have been killed in landslides that struck the Japanese city of Hiroshima, officials say. Take a look at images of the damage.
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Charles Darwin publishes his theory of evolution, the NFL is founded, Lou Gehrig belts his 23rd career grand slam and NASA heads for Mars, all on this day.
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