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.
The Pennsylvania Senate has failed in its bid to remove from office Attorney General Kathleen Kane, on grounds her lack of an active law license has made it impossible to do her job.
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Carly Fiorina is ending her Republican presidential bid, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO announced on Facebook Wednesday.
Suspect reportedly tells police, 'Ya, I killed him'
A water main break in Pottstown on Wednesday closed an elementary school and shut down portions of the Montgomery County Community College campus.
Wednesday will be our last day managing to get above freezing until next week.
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There has been a whole lotta shakin' goin' on at Whole Foods lately. And not in a good way.
Investors have shunned the stock ... and shoppers don't seem to be making as many trips to the organic grocery chain either.
But the worst may be over.
A plan to turn an old factory building into apartments got a recommendation of approval from the Allentown Planning Commission Tuesday.
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Harry Potter is back for another round of magic, struggles with the darkness and parents.
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Here's a look at the 2016 presidential candidates who have ended their campaigns.
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"Tom and Jerry" make their debut, Carole King's "Tapestry" hits record stores, Mike Tyson is convicted of rape, Oprah sits down with the King of Pop, and Deep Blue beats Garry Kasparov, all on this day.
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