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Bethlehem Timeline — 1950 through 1974

1961  Plane crash kills 29 Lehigh Valley area Army recruits on way to basic training.

1966  Construction of Route 378, from Broad Street to Route 22, begins.

1967  Bethlehem's new City Center and Library open.

1972  John Strohmeyer, editor of the Bethlehem Globe-Times, wins Pulitzer Prize.

1973  Philip J. Fahy Memorial Bridge dedicated, honoring Bethlehem policeman killed in line of duty.

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