• 3:30 pm Bladen County Sheriff’s office receives recognition for participation in Operation Medicine Drop Take Back Event
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  • 1:16 pm Vidant Health and Cape Fear Valley Health form partnership to address chronic health conditions
  • 10:57 am Coming soon: World Series for two local baseball teams
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This Day In History1719 – Daniel Defoe publishes “Robinson Crusoe”

1861 – The Union Army arrives to reinforce Washington, D.C. (US Civil War)

1875 – Latest date for measurable snow in NYC (3″)

1898 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April.

1901 – New York becomes 1st state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)

1928 – Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for a US citizen Morris Frank.

1933 – US & Canada drop Gold Standard.

1945 – 45 countries convene UN Conference on Intl Organization in San Francisco.

1953 – Francis Crick and James Watson’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA is published in “Nature” magazine.

1961 – Robert Noyce patents integrated circuit.

1967 – Abortion legalized in Colorado.

1970 – Freda Payne releases “Band of Gold”

1974 – NFL moves goal posts & adopts sudden-death playoff.

1978 – Supreme Court rules pension plans can’t require women to pay more.

1980 – Announcement of US hostage rescue bungle in Iran.

1985 – Roger Miller’s musical “Big River” opens at Eugene O”Neill Theater NYC for 1005 performances.

1994 – Mexican businessman & billionaire Angel Losada kidnapped.

1994 – 14″ of snow in Southern California.

1997 – Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 250th HR.

2009 – 2009 NFL Draft: Mathew Stafford from University of Georgia first pick by Detroit Lions.