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." 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.
A public hearing has been scheduled before Bethlehem City Council on the controversial proposal to rezone the 53-acre Martin Tower property.
High could reach the 90s for three days in a row in some spots
A WWE legend is now charged in a 32-year-old death investigation in Lehigh County.
An antidote that can reverse a heroin overdose is being offered free of charge to Berks County residents.
A public viewing was held Tuesday night for fans to say their final goodbyes to Darryl Dawkins.
Milford Township Supervisors continue to have more questions than answers surrounding how the redesign and widening of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension will impact their future.
Jennifer Trimmer is charged with stealing $34,400 from the Shawnee Elementary PTA between 2012 and 2015 while serving with the organization
Police in Freemansburg, Northampton County, said a 15-year-old boy took a bullet to the head. Now, the hunt is who pulled the trigger.
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Pope Francis continues to ride a wave of popularity that has earned him accolades and criticisms alike. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.
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London burns, Atlanta falls to Union forces, Japan surrenders to end World War II, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its opening with a star-studded jam, all on this day.
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