06/16/2019
  • 11:27 pm Bladen County Coach-Pitch All-Stars
  • 11:17 pm DYB District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament: Riegelwood 14, Bladen County 0
  • 11:07 pm This Day in History for June 16
  • 4:17 pm Bladenboro resident, Charles Vickers’ Made In North Carolina Success
  • 4:06 pm Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club conducts last Terrific Kids award ceremony for the year
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This Day In History1638 – Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies.

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

1868 – Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina readmitted to US.

1876 – Battle of the Little Bighorn: US 7th Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as “Custer’s Last Stand”

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

1926 – 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham.

1938 – “A Tisket A Tasket” by Ella Fitzgerald with Chick Webb hits #1.

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

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

1951 – 1st color TV broadcast-CBS’ Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities.

1962 – Supreme Court rules NY school prayer unconstitutional.

1973 – John Dean testifies before Senate Watergate Committee.

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

1983 – “Evita” closes Broadway Theater NYC after 1568 performances.

1988 – 104 degrees F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in June.

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

1998 – In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.

2000 – 46th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster.

2014 – The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital content 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.

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