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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.