The last passenger pigeon dies, World War II begins, the Soviet Union shoots down a Korean airliner, and the wreck of the Titanic is discovered, all on this day.
2013: Former professional boxer and actor Tommy Morrison dies at age 44 in Omaha, Nebraska. Morrison, who lost only three out of a total of 52 professional fights and beat George Foreman for the vacant World Boxing Organization heavyweight championship in June 1993, starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in 1990's "Rocky V" (pictured). He retired from boxing in 1996 when he tested positive for HIV, but made a comeback in 2006, claiming he had tested negative for HIV. While his mother had said less than a month before his death that Morrison was in his final days with "full-blown AIDS," his death certificate listed his causes of death as cardiac arrest, septicemia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and multiorgan failure.
Today: Sunshine mixing with clouds this afternoon; cooler than yesterday. High: 66
Monday: Rain, some heavy, early in the morning, then a shower in spots late in the afternoon. Potential for flooding in poor drainage areas. High: 65 Low: 52
A 7-year-old boy with special needs from Chestnuthill Township, missing since Saturday evening, has been found.
More than 100 firefighters have spent the weekend battling a massive brush fire on Blue Mountain in Carbon and Lehigh Counties.
Carbon County fire crews rescued an elderly woman in Lehighton Sunday morning.
One person is dead following a fatal single-vehicle accident Sunday morning in Carbon County.
Cumru Township Police say they are investigating a dead body found floating in the Schuylkill River Saturday afternoon.
Police say Jamie Lynn Kotas, an 18-year-old Exeter Township woman, was killed in an Oley Township crash late Friday night.
After 113 years of Dubbs Memorial UCC Church serving its congregation in the neighborhood and beyond, it is getting going to close its doors in July.
Here's a look back at the stories that made headlines this week in the 69 News "Week in Review."
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Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians and actors we've lost in 2015.
The American Revolutionary War breaks out, the Soviet Union launches the first space station, the Waco siege ends in a deadly blaze, and homegrown terrorists strike Oklahoma City, all on this day.
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