• 9:34 am Bladen County Board of Commissioners hold special meetings
  • 9:22 am Military pay raise and troop increase endorsed by Senate panel
  • 9:20 am USDA Reminds Producers of Approaching Marketing Assistance Loan Deadlines
  • 9:17 am Naked places and open spaces
  • 9:11 am Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago

This Day In History1664 – 1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston)

1892 – Sierra Club formed by John Muir and others in San Francisco, for conservation of nature.

1923 – US Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere.

1928 – Dodge Brothers Inc and Chrysler Corporation merge.

1929 – 1st all color talking picture “On With the Snow” exhibited (NYC)

1936 – Alan Turing submits “On computable Numbers” for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers.

1937 – Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens to vehicular traffic.

1940 – Irving Berlin’s musical “Louisiana Purchase” premieres in NYC.

1951 – The Jerry Colonna Show debuts on ABC-TV.

1956 – President Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus.

1961 – Amnesty International founded (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)

1962 – US stock market drops $20.8B in 1 day.

1968 – AL baseball announces it is splitting into 2 divisions.

1972 – White House “plumbers” break into the Democratic National Headquarters at Watergate in Washington, DC.

1974 – “Magic Show” opens at Cort Theater NYC for 1859 performances.

1987 – 60th US National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci.

1989 – Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins.

1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Watergate land deal, James McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

2010 – “Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready)” single released by Alicia Keys (Billboard Song of the Year 2010)

2017 – Indianapolis 500: Takuma Sato wins in 3:13:03.3584.