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.
A clear and cold night on tap with temperatures dropping down close to zero
Imagine trying to get through the brutally cold winter with little heat and no hot water.
The wrangling in Washington has just ended, at least for now.
It's an internet sensation that is taking the web by storm. Is the dress blue and black or gold and white?
Fans flocked to the Santander Arena in Reading for some Royal's hockey and to see special guest Dennis Haskins, also known as Mr. Belding.
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Nylon is invented, the "M*A*S*H" finale draws a record audience, Michael Jackson wins a record eight Grammys, the Gulf War ends, and the Branch Davidian standoff begins, all on this day.
Another Lehigh County mother has been cited for leaving her child unattended in a car.
Easton will be rocking out tonight, with the bad boys of bagpipes!
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Over the next six days, periods of rest may come few and far between for the staff at the Santander Arena in Reading.
South Allentown, now just the south side of Allentown, was a land long before it had a name.
Concerned parents in Reading joined forces with local officials Friday night to come up with ways to protect their kids after a string of reported child luring incidents in Berks County.
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Actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on "Star Trek," died Friday at 83. Here is a look at his life.
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