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Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

John Q. Shaw, city executive for United Carolina Bank in Elizabethtown, named two new members of the bank’s local advisory board, They were H. Manley…

This Day in History for June 6

1844 – Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) formed by George Williams in London. 1882 – Electric iron patented by Henry W. Seely, NYC. 1900 –…

This Day in History for June 5

1851 – Anti-slavery novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” by Harriet Beecher Stowe first published in serial form in “The National Era” 1861 – Federal marshals seize…

This Day in History for May 11

1900 – James J. Jeffries KOs James J Corbett in 23 rounds for heavyweight boxing title. 1904 – Andrew Carnegie donates $1.5M to build a…

This Day in History for April 29

1813 – 1st US Rubber patent granted to Jacob F Hummel. 1894 – The 500-strong Commonwealth of Christ (Coxey’s Army) arrives in Washington, D.C., to…

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