• 11:54 pm Dawn Maynard, Hubert Kinlaw honored at Chamber’s awards banquet
  • 11:05 pm Community shows ‘love’ for 100-year-old Bill Storms
  • 10:08 pm Four County EMC Vice President of Operations Billy McGavock Retires after 42 Years of Service
  • 10:05 pm This Day in History – June 19
  • 4:39 pm Water and budget concerns addressed at Bladen County Board of Commissioners meeting

This Day In History1805 – US Marines attack shores of Tripoli.

1838 – Fire destroys half of Charleston.

1865 – Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) is chartered.

1937 – 1st US social security payment made.

1942 – Tornado destroys Pryor, Oklahoma, killing 100, injuring 300.

1946 – 1st radar installed aboard a commercial ship.

1956 – Heavyweight champ, Rocky Marciano, retires undefeated from boxing.

1959 – “Today” show goes abroad 1st time (Paris, France)

1960 – 1st automatic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)

1961 – NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

1965 – RC Duncan patents “Pampers” disposal diaper.

1969 – Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational.

1978 – Cooling tower collapse at a coal-fired power plant at Willow Island, West Virginia, kills 51.

1982 – Trial of John W Hinkley, Jr. attempted assassin of President Reagan, begins.

1984 – Over 70 inches of snow falls on Red Lake, Montana.

1991 – Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by David Ozio.

1994 – Former US President Richard Nixon buried in Nixon Library in California.

2006 – Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.

2011 – U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false “birther” accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate.

2011 – The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest outbreak, in United States history.



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