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On Christmas Eve in 1741, David Nitschmann and Count Nicolaus von Zinzendorf, leading a small group of Moravians, founded the mission community of Bethlehem along the banks of the Monocacy Creek by the Lehigh River in the colony of Pennsylvania. They came to set up missionary communities among the Native Americans and unchurched German-speaking Christians. They named the settlement after the Biblical town Bethlehem of Judea, the birthplace of Jesus.

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  • 1741 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania founded

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  • 1854 - Bethlehem
    Bethlehem, a post-township of Northamp ton county, Pennsylvania, on the Lehigh river, 7 miles W. by S. from Easton. Population, including the borough ...Read MORE...


  • News 1884 - AN OPERA HOUSE BURNED. THE FIREMEN GET DRUNK AND UNFIT TO BATTLE WITH THE FLAMES.
    South Bethlehem, Penn., Oct. 7. - A fire broke out this morning under the stage of the Grand Opera House. When the alarm was given the flames had...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Bethlehem
    Bethlehem, a post-borough and summer resort of Northampton co., Pa., is pleasantly situated on the left bank of the Lehigh River, and in Bethlehem...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - Blizzard bound in Bethlehems
    Special to The Inquirer.

    BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 27. - The Bethlehems were today still blizzard-bound, with business conditions thoroughly paralyzed. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1913 - MORAVIAN COLLEGE BURNED. ALL STUDENTS BELIEVED TO BE SAFE - SEVERAL FIREMEN INJURED.
    Special to The New York Times.
    Bethlehem, Penn., Oct. 31. - The main building of the Moravian College and Theological Seminary known as Comenius...Read MORE...


  • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
    View on South Main Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
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  • 1916
    Bethlehem, a banking post-borough and summer-re sort of Northampton co., Pa., is pleasantly situated on the loft bank of the Lehigh River, 5 miles E. ...Read MORE...


  • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
    General Office, Bethlehem Steel Co.
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  • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
    Hill to Hill Bridge
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  • 1955 - Hurricane Diane - NINE DEATHS REPORTED IN EASTERN PA. 650 YOUNGSTERS MAROONED; RAIN REACHES 9 INCHES.
    Philadelphia (AP) - Rain-swollen rivers rampaged through eastern Pennsylania today, causing at least nine deaths and isolating towns and cities. The...Read MORE...




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View on South Main Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
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General Office, Bethlehem Steel Co.
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Hill to Hill Bridge
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  • 1741 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania founded

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1854 - Bethlehem
    Bethlehem, a post-township of Northamp ton county, Pennsylvania, on the Lehigh river, 7 miles W. by S. from Easton. Population, including the borough ... Read MORE...

  • News  1884 - AN OPERA HOUSE BURNED. THE FIREMEN GET DRUNK AND UNFIT TO BATTLE WITH THE FLAMES.
    South Bethlehem, Penn., Oct. 7. - A fire broke out this morning under the stage of the Grand Opera House. When the alarm was given the flames had... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Bethlehem
    Bethlehem, a post-borough and summer resort of Northampton co., Pa., is pleasantly situated on the left bank of the Lehigh River, and in Bethlehem... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - Blizzard bound in Bethlehems
    Special to The Inquirer.

    BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 27. - The Bethlehems were today still blizzard-bound, with business conditions thoroughly paralyzed. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1913 - MORAVIAN COLLEGE BURNED. ALL STUDENTS BELIEVED TO BE SAFE - SEVERAL FIREMEN INJURED.
    Special to The New York Times.
    Bethlehem, Penn., Oct. 31. - The main building of the Moravian College and Theological Seminary known as Comenius... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bethlehem, a banking post-borough and summer-re sort of Northampton co., Pa., is pleasantly situated on the loft bank of the Lehigh River, 5 miles E. ... Read MORE...

  • 1955 - Hurricane Diane - NINE DEATHS REPORTED IN EASTERN PA. 650 YOUNGSTERS MAROONED; RAIN REACHES 9 INCHES.
    Philadelphia (AP) - Rain-swollen rivers rampaged through eastern Pennsylania today, causing at least nine deaths and isolating towns and cities. The... Read MORE...

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