• 9:34 am Bladen County Board of Commissioners hold special meetings
  • 9:22 am Military pay raise and troop increase endorsed by Senate panel
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  • 9:17 am Naked places and open spaces
  • 9:11 am Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

This Day In History1794 – Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing the cotton industry in the southern US states.

1812 – Congress authorizes war bonds to finance War of 1812.

1862 – Battle of New Bern, North Carolina: General Burnside conquers New Bern.

1900 – US currency goes on gold standard after Congress passes the Currency Act.

1903 – 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, Florida.

1913 – John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation.

1923 – US President Warren G. Harding becomes 1st president to pay taxes.

1937 – Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio show during their “fued”.

1950 – FBI’s “10 Most Wanted Fugitives” program begins.

1958 – Recording Industry Association of America created.

1958 – RIAA certifies 1st gold record (Perry Como’s Catch a Falling Star)

1960 – 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield, California.

1964 – Dallas, Texas: Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald murder.

1973 – Future US Senator John McCain is released after spending over five years in a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp.

1983 – OPEC cut oil prices for 1st time in 23 years.

1995 – 1st time 13 people in space.

1997 – President Clinton trips & injures his knee requiring surgery.

2016 – Marco Rubio announces he is dropping out of the Republican presidential nomination race.

2016 – NASA releases data showing February 2016 warmest month ever recorded globally – 1.35C above the long-term average.

2018 – NASA twin study finds that Scott Kelly is no longer identical to his twin brother after one year in space, 7% of his genes altered.

2018 – US students across American commemorate Florida high school shooting with mass walkouts across the country.