Christopher Columbus lands in the New World, Oktoberfest finds its roots, Sid is arrested for allegedly killing Nancy, and Matthew Shepard dies, all on this day.
2011: The "underwear bomber," Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, pleads guilty to attempting to blow up an airplane en route from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009 using explosives sewn into his underwear. Abdulmutallab, who had told authorities he had been directed by al-Qaeda and that he had obtained the device in Yemen, would be sentenced in February 2012 to four consecutive life sentences plus 50 years.
A woman was seen throwing her baby into the Lehigh River and then jumping from a bridge, in what police are calling an apparent attempted murder-suicide.
State Police say they are investigating a single motorcycle crash involving Pennsylvania Senator Pat Browne as a possible DUI.
Pennsylvania state Senate Republican leaders say Sen. Pat Browne is in stable condition after a motorcycle crash on an interstate off-ramp that police say is being investigated as a possible case of driving under the influence.
Officials are investigating a woman's death in Lehigh County.
The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper say they have forgiven his alleged killer.
Allentown police say a 16-year-old boy was shot after gunfire erupted from three weapons.
Three row homes were damaged in a fire late Saturday night.
Carbon County paid tribute to a native son who is now among the country's highest-ranking military officers.
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Officials said a 9-year-old girl was taken to St. Mary's Hospital and then flown by helicopter to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with a chest wound.
Many people in the restaurant business live on tips, so the owner of a Reading pizza place is calling out a thief who took away their hard-earned cash.
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Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians and actors we've lost in 2015.
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Al Capone heads to prison, the first-ever Grammys are presented, the Ohio National Guard opens fire at Kent State, and the Unabomber receives four life sentences, all on this day.
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