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  • 9:55 pm This Day in History for May 20
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  • 1:27 am This Day in History for May 19
  • 1:22 am Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago

This Day In History1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.

1759 – First music store in America opens (Philadelphia)

1879 – First federal fish hatching steamer launched (Wilmington, Delaware)

1922 – Charles Ebbets proposes putting numbers on players’ sleeves or caps.

1928 – Clip-on tie designed.

1934 – Mark Hellinger Theater (Warner Bros) opens at 237 W 51st St, NYC.

1944 – Japanese kamikaze crashes into US cruiser Nashville, kills 138.

1950 – James Dean begins his career with an appearance in a Pepsi commercial.

1957 – “Peyton Palace” film based on the novel by Grace Metalious, directed by Mark Robeson and starring Lana Turner and Hope Lange is released.

1961 – Jimmy Dean’s Big Bad John album is country music 1st million $ seller.

1963 – Capital records signs right of first refusal agreement with The Beatles.

1964 – In El Paso, Tx, LBJ & Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz set off an explosion diverting Rio Grande, to reshape US-Mexico order.

1974 – Jim “Catfish” Hunter wins free agent claim against A’s Charlie Finley.

1977 – 14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash.

1979 – “Oklahoma!” opens at Palace Theater NYC for 301 performances.

1989 – “Driving Miss Daisy” directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy is released (Best Picture 1990)

1991 – Both Koreas sign an accord calling for reconciliation.

1994 – American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15.

2007 – The Mitchell Report is publicly released listing the names of 89 Major League Baseball players that presumably used anabolic steroids and human growth hormones. Notable named include Roger Clemens and Miguel Tejada.

2010 – 76th Heisman Trophy Award: Cam Newton, Auburn (QB).