It is nearly midnight on the Muhlenberg College campus. The next day, June 30, 1943, 400 members of the U.S. Navy’s V-12 training program are due to be arriving on campus. And yet there were still last-minute details to be done. This is how c…

By the 1980s, World War I was fast fading from living memory. But several elderly doughboys, then living at Allentown’s Phoebe Home, were still willing to share their experiences of the war that was to make the world safe for democracy, a war…

The Kurt Zwikl I had come to know was the former legislator whose interest dove deep into everything historical on the local, state and national level.

It is 1946 and two guys from Newark, brothers Herbert and Sidney Hubschman, are working at the snack bar concession they ran at the RCA plant in Harrison, New Jersey, one of the few places back then that made television sets.

The year 1900 was not the start of a new century. But even as newspapers across the country tried to explain that fact to their readers, some could not resist the temptation to hail the year ahead of time.

President Eienhower, having recently come from meetings with visiting Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, feared the strike would delay progress on the missile programs that were essential for the national defense in the face of the Cold War threat of the Soviet Union.