• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 9:16 pm Hurricane Florence: Poverty lies in storm path in North Carolina
  • 9:04 pm NC gerrymandering: Some GOP supported redistricting reform
  • 9:01 pm This Day in History for February 17
  • 8:58 pm Public Hearing for General Swine Permit is Tuesday
  • 5:11 pm Bladen County Historical Places Desserette

This Day In History1787 – US Ordinance of 1787 passed, establishes first organized US territory.

1835 – Swedish-American inventor John Ericsson files for a patent for his screw propeller design.

1865 – Horace Greeley, founder and editor of he “New-York Tribune” reputedly advises his readers to “Go west young man”

1919 – Chicago White Sox pitcher Carl Mays walks off mound blaming teammates for lack of support afield.

1923 – American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews discovers the first recognized dinosaur eggs, in the Gobi Desert, Mongolia.

1930 – David Sarnoff reports in NY Times “TV would be a theater in every home”

1939 – Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut.

1950 – Doctors remove 7 bone fragments from Ted Williams’ elbow.

1954 – Dean Stone gets credit for AL win, although he didn’t retire a batter. He threw out Red Shoendienst trying to steal home, AL-11, NL-9.

1958 – 87th British Open Golf Open: Peter Thompson shoots a 278 at Royal Lytham.

1960 – US Democratic convention nominates JFK as presidential candidate.

1963 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Early Wynn, wins his 300th and last MLB game at 43.

1966 – Richard Speck murders 8 nurses in Chicago.

1977 – NYC experiences 25 hour black-out.

1985 – “Live Aid” concerts held at both Wembley Stadium (London) and John F. Kennedy Stadium (Philadelphia) raises over $70 million for African famine relief.

1987 – Federal judge throws out Bette Midler’s $10 million suit against Ford Motor Co, who used a sound alike voice for their TV commercials.

1994 – O.J. Simpson (charged with murder) gives hair samples for testing.

1995 – Space shuttle STS-70 (Discovery 20), launches.

2012 – China’s economic growth drops to 7.6%, its lowest level for three years.

2017 – US President Donald Trump arrives in Paris for a 2-day visit with French President Emmanuel Macron.