• 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 8:07 am Lewis and Clark Circus at Lu Mil Vineyard this week
  • 8:02 am Cape Fear River Shad Festival
  • 7:58 am Thoughts While Shaving
  • 12:22 am Bulldog Baseball Easter Tournament: Cape Fear 6, West Bladen 5
  • 11:21 pm Touchstone Energy Diamond Beach Softball Invitational: Richmond County 18, East Bladen 0

This Day In History1628 – Massachusetts Bay Colony granted land by England.

1687 – Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.

1822 – Boston, Mass, incorporated as a city.

1831 – 1st US bank robbery (City Bank, NY/$245,000).

1863 – The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, is destroyed on her maiden voyage with a cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000. The wreck was destroyed on the same day and month, exactly 102 years later by then teenager diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence.

1883 – Jan Matzeliger invents first machine to manufacture entire shoes.

1915 – Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time).

1918 – US Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time.

1918 – S. Potter becomes 1st US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane.

1928 – “Amos & Andy” debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)

1931 – Nevada legalizes gambling.

1942 – FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non-military duty.

1949 – 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tn.

1953 – Tennessee Williams’ “Camino Real” premieres in NYC.

1969 – Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention.

1974 – Dean tells Nixon, “There is a cancer growing on the Presidency.”

1984 – MLB pitcher Denny McLain indicted on charges of racketeering.

1987 – PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn.

1997 – US Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments.

2012 – Wendy’s overtakes Burger King to become the second best selling hamburger chain.