October 5, 2023 | October 5, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On October 5th of that year, a state of emergency was declared in Harborcreek Township. The cause of the crisis was due to a lack of well water caused by a summer drought.
This Day in History is presented by the Emmy-nominated history series Chronicles. The new season begins Thursday October 26 on WQLN PBS and on our TV app - Passport.