07/17/2019
  • 4:11 pm Bladen County: Thursday there is a concert and Friday there is a movie night
  • 1:58 pm Wanted: Lonnie Williams, Second suspect in child abduction
  • 1:41 pm Bladen County Schools and Smithfield Foods Unveils Bladen County Reed and Feed unit
  • 1:24 pm Bladen County School Board is asked to have a vote on silent graduations
  • 12:08 pm Successful blood drive leads to another
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This Day In History

1628 – 1st deportation from what is now US, Thomas Morton from Mass.

 

 

1732 – Royal charter for Georgia granted to James Oglethorpe.

 

 

1802 – US Academy at West Point founded.

 

 

1822 – Charles Graham patents false teeth.

 

 

1856 – 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City, Utah carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.

 

 

1969 – Charles Elmer Hires sells his1st root beer (Phila)

 

 

1909 – Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the USA, driving a Maxwell automobile 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days with three non-driving female companions.

 

 

1922 – First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University.

 

 

1923 – Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans.

 

 

1931 – 1st showing of a Donald Duck cartoon.

 

 

1943 – “Pay-as-you-go” (withholding) US income tax deductions authorized.

 

 

1953 – “Milton Berle Show/Texaco Star Theater” last airs on NBC-TV.

 

 

1955 – 100 degrees F – Hottest day in Seattle, Washington.

 

 

1958 – “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley hits #1.

 

 

1963 – Equal Pay Act enacted.

 

 

1975 – Tony Orlando & Dawn receives gold record for “He Don’t Love You”

 

 

1984 – Donald Duck’s 50th birthday celebrated at Disneyland.

 

 

1991 – 90th Women’s French Open; Monica Seles beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-4)

 

 

2013 – Edward Snowden publically makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents.

 

 

 

 

2014 – Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of “TIME” Magazine.

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