• 12:10 am Three Bladen Softball Teams In State Tournaments This Weekend
  • 11:55 pm Bladen pre-kindergarten application days scheduled July 22-24
  • 11:37 pm Municipal races taking shaping as filing deadline is noon Friday
  • 10:31 pm July 18 Vineyard Golf Thundering Herd Results
  • 10:27 pm This Day in History for July 19

This Day In History1629 – 1st successful US newspaper; published in Boston by John Campbell.

1864 – Battle of Plymouth, NC.

1905 – US Supreme court judges maximum work day unconstitutional.

1924 – Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures & Louis B. Mayer Co merged to form Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM).

1937 – Debut of cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J. Fudd & Petunia Pig.

1941 – US Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing).

1947 – Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit.

1951 – NY Yankee Mickey Mantle’s 1st game, he goes 1 for 4.

1961 – 1,400 Cuban exiles land in Bay of Pigs in a doomed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro.

1961 – 33rd Academy Awards: “Apartment” wins best film, Burt Lancaster & Elizabeth Taylor win best actor/actress.

1964 – Ford Mustang formally introduced ($2,368).

1969 – Sirhan Sirhan is convicted of assassinating US Senator Robert F. Kennedy.

1976 – National League greatest comeback, trailing 12-1 Phils win 18-16 in 10 innings.  Mike Schmidt hits 4 consecutive HRs.

1978 – 63,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record).

1983 – Nolan Ryan strikes out his 3,500th batter.

1986 – IBM produces 1st megabit-chip.

1993 – Two Los Angeles police officers convicted in federal court of violating Rodney King’s civil rights.

2002 – Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first death in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.

2013 – 15 people are killed and 100 are injured after a fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas.

2015 – Jazz composer and musician John Coltrane is awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize board.