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.
The clipper system is winding down with most locations picking up a coating to an inch or two.
Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord will plead guilty to federal charges after telling two potential campaign contributors that he could make it difficult for them to continue to do business with the state.
A Lehigh County mother-of-four is holding out hope and praying for a miracle after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Prosecutors say there may be a motive behind a deadly stabbing that happened inside an Allentown barber shop last week.
Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord released a statement Friday, announcing his immediate resignation and apologizing for linking donations to state business.Story: Pa. treasurer will plead guilty in campaign finance case
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Miguel Torres, proclaiming his innocence, broke down in tears when he told the jury hearing his murder trial that another man is responsible for his estranged wife's death nearly a decade ago.
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against one of two people accused of sexually assaulting and killing an elementary school math teacher.
A Lehigh County jury has decided that a former Allentown woman was guilty in the death of her two-month-old son.
A Poconos music teacher is heading to trial on charges he had sex with a former student.
Three Reading students were rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon after taking medication at school given to them by a classmate.
As tax season begins, the IRS warns taxpayers to be on high alert for common scams. Here is a collection of tax tips released daily by the IRS:
Social Security Administration
The first Social Security check is issued, America launches its first satellite into orbit, McDonald's comes to Moscow, and "Avatar" hits the $2 billion mark, all on this day.
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