04/24/2019
  • 4:49 pm NICA racers return to Brown’s Creek Bike Trail in Bladen County
  • 4:34 pm Phase II ahead of schedule in downtown Elizabethtown
  • 2:40 pm UNCW presents a two-night celebration featuring selections from operas and operettas
  • 2:38 pm Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association Plays At Deercroft
  • 2:35 pm State Superintendent Mark Johnson Announces $2 million in Federal Grant Aid to Districts and Schools Affected by 2018 Hurricanes
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This Day In History1846 – Beginning of Mormon march to western US.

1855 – US citizenship laws amended; all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship.

1863 – 1st US fire extinguisher patent granted to Alanson Crane, Virginia.

1897 – NY Times begins using slogan “All the News That’s Fit to Print”

1915 – US President Woodrow Wilson warns Germany that the US will hold it ‘to a strict accountability’ for ‘property endangered or lives lost’

1915 – US President Woodrow Wilson protest to Britain on the use of US flags on British merchant ships to deceive the Germans.

1923 – Ink paste manufactured for 1st time by Standard Ink Company.

1930 – Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress.

1935 – 1st US streamlined electric RR engine begins service.

1947 – WW II peace treaties signed.

1954 – Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam.

1957 – Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms.

1962 – Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA.

1962 – USSR swaps spy Gary Powers to US for Rudolph Abel.

1971 – “Tapestry”, second album by Carole King, is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1972)

1981 – 8 killed & 198 injured by fire at Las Vegas Hilton.

1988 – 3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco strikes down Army’s ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)

1998 – AOL raises monthly flat rate internet access from $19.95 to $21.95.

1998 – Voters in Maine repeal a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon the law.

2016 – Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie suspend their campaigns.

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