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This Day in History – February 12

This Day In History

1850 – Original Washington’s Farewell Address manuscript sells for $2,300.

1855 – Michigan State University was established.

1876 – Al Spalding opens his sporting good shop.

1877 – 1st news dispatch by telephone, between Boston & Salem, Mass.

1879 – 1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Square Garden, NYC)

1906 – George Cohan’s musical “George Washington” premieres in NYC.

1909 – National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) forms.

1947 – French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection, named the “New Look”

1949 – “Annie Get Your Gun” closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1,147 performances.

1955 – McGuire Sisters’ “Sincerely” single goes #1, stays #1 for 10 weeks.

1961 – Boston Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125.

1968 – 25th Golden Globes: In the Heat of the Night, Rod Steiger, & Edith Evans win.

1978 – “Jesus Christ Superstar” closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 96 performances.

1982 – Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record.

1984 – Cale Yarborough, becomes 1st Daytona 500 qualifier, above 200 MPH.

1997 – Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O.J. Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement.

1999 – US President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial.

2004 – The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

2006 – A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.

2009 – Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes near Buffalo in the state of New York killing 50 people.

2014 – Intel entrepreneur and cofounder of the X-PRIZE Foundation, Peter Diamandis, claims that 50% of US jobs are under threat of being mechanized within 10 years.

As of this evening, 2/11/16, Bladen County Board of Elections has issued(mailed out) 369 Absentee Ballots for the 3/15/2016 Primary Election. We have received 48 of those back completed.

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