05/18/2019
  • 10:47 pm Fun-filled Saturday at White Lake Water Festival
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  • 1:47 am Elizabethtown Rotary Club Tournament Held At Vineyard Golf
  • 1:18 am This Day in History for May 18
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This Day In History1644 – Massachusetts establishes 1st two-chamber legislature in colonies.

1801 – Massachusetts enacts 1st state voter registration law.

1854 – Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes.

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone.

1887 – North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.

1908 – Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, “women are not physically fit to operate automobiles”

1918 – President Wilson authorizes US Army’s Distinguished Service Medal.

1933 – Game of “Monopoly” invented.

1939 – Glamour magazine begins publishing.

1939 – Guy Lombardo & Royal Canadians 1st record “Auld Lang Syne”

1946 – “Three to Make Ready” opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 performances.

1955 – 7th Emmy Awards: Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas & Loretta Young win.

1964 – 11th Men’s Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 80-59.

1974 – “Monitor” (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras, NC.

1982 – NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time.

1987 – Mike Tyson beats Bonecrusher Smith in 12 for heavyweight boxing title.

1996 – Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists.

2011 – Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men”

2016 – Peyton Manning announces his retirement from the Denver Broncos and the NFL.

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