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.
Four children and one adult were killed in a four-vehicle crash in Monroe County, state police said.
Authorities have lifted a "Shelter in Place" order as they continue their search in the Poconos for the suspect in last week's deadly ambush at a state police barracks in Pike County.
Experts say accused cop killer Eric Frein is apparently using the dense, mountainous woods of the Poconos to his advantage as he tries to stave off a massive manhunt by police.
Survival expert believes police will eventually catch up with Frein
The last full day of summer will feel very summer-like with humid conditions and highs in the lower 80s, under partly sunny skies.
A new mural in Pen Argyl, Northampton County honors those who fought in World War II.
Gov. Tom Corbett has been trailing in the polls for so long that the political conservation in Pennsylvania is shifting away from whether the Republican can make his race competitive.
It’s almost impossible to find common ground on Common Core.
Allentown Police are investigating a shooting which occurred in the 800 block of Maple Street just before 11:00 Friday night.
On September 14, 1929, most of Allentown was celebrating the opening of the Tilghman Street Bridge; a city project that had been planned for years was finally completed.
From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.
George Washington says goodbye, America takes nuclear testing underground, Simon & Garfunkel reunite in Central Park, and emoticons are born, all on this day.
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