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.
Three people were killed in a fiery crash in Northampton County early Friday morning.
A Penn State student has been identified as the person who was killed in a crash in Berks County on Thursday.
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Penn State's board of trustees has approved allowing some fans to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities.
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It's the first thing you see heading up to the College Hill area in Easton.
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A Reading High School student recently had the ride of his life, and it was all caught on camera.
Many students in Berks County are preparing to collect diplomas at their high school and college graduations.
Actor, producer and Bethlehem native Daniel Roebuck is going back to his roots as he makes his directorial debut.
The Easton Area School District now says it's found, and addressed, some issues with lead in the water at four of its buildings.
Here's the latest on a raging wildfire in Alberta, Canada that has so far caused 80,000 residents to evacuate.
Babe Ruth hits his first home run, the Hindenburg goes down in flames, the four-minute mile barrier is broken, "I Love Lucy" goes off the air, and President Clinton is hit with a sexual harassment suit, all on this day.
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