Bobby Thomson hits the "shot heard 'round the world," Woody Guthrie passes away, Germany comes together, and O.J. Simpson is found not guilty, all on this day.
2008: President George W. Bush signs the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 into law within hours of its congressional enactment. The law, enacted in response to the subprime mortgage crisis, created the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program to purchase failing bank assets, especially mortgage-backed securities, and supply cash directly to banks.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele announced Mark Storms has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment
The Eagles have drafted North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft.
Two staff members at the Northwestern Human Services (NHS) School in Reading are on administrative leave after videos of fights involving students surfaced, officials said.
A massive brush fire continues to burn in the Poconos, but it looks like crews are starting to make some headway in getting it under control.
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Officials at a church in a Montgomery County are taking precautions after a chunk of the building came crashing down.
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The creator of the Mister Softee jingle heard in hundreds of ice cream trucks since 1960 has died. Les Waas was 94.
An Allentown man impersonating a SWAT team member barged into someone’s home early Monday morning and robbed him, police said.
A routine drug collection this weekend is taking on greater significance in the wake of dozens of fatal overdoses.
Comcast's major announcement on April 28 that it was acquiring Dreamworks Animation for $3.8 billion added to a busy week of large-scale business transactions. Abbott Laboratories announced its purchasing St. Jude Medical for $25 billion and Carlson hotels, which owns the Radisson brand, is being bought by the HNA Group in China. Check out some the biggest mergers and acquisitions from recent years:
Fletcher Christian leads a mutiny on the Bounty, Benito Mussolini dies by firing squad, Muhammad Ali refuses to be drafted, and the iTunes Music Store opens, all on this day.
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