• 9:04 am Update: Four-month old kidnapped by mentally unstable mother, Juanita Askew
  • 6:59 am NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament: Bladen County 16, North Granville 10
  • 6:50 am NC Dixie Boys Baseball State Tournament: Bladen County 19, Brunswick National 3
  • 6:43 am Thoughts While Shaving for July 16
  • 11:31 pm 4-Month-Old Girl Abducted From Bladen County Day Care, Mother Sought

1630 – Fork introduced to American dining by Governor Winthrop.

1798 – US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens.

1868 – US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hour day.

1910 – US Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)

1929 – US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

1938 – Federal minimum wage law guarantees workers 25 cents per hour (rising to 40 cents by 1945) and a maximum 44 hour working week.

1942 – Major General Dwight Eisenhower appointed commander of US forces in Europe.

1948 – Harry Truman signs Displaced Persons Bill (205,000 Europeans to US)

1950 – North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War.

1953 – 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world in 100 hours.

1962 – Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional.

1973 – John Dean begins testifying before Senate Watergate Committee.

1978 – First use of the rainbow flag, symbol of gay pride, made by Gilbert Baker at a march in San Francisco.

1981 – Microsoft is restricted to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington.

1985 – Fireworks factory near Hallett, Oklahoma, explodes killing 21.

1990 – 120 degrees in Phoenix, Arizona.

1990 – Supreme Court rules family members cannot end lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known.

2014 – The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order.

2015 – Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court ruling in King v. Burwell 6-3.

2018 – Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announces it plans to move some production abroad in response to EU retaliatory tariffs.