• 1:45 pm Library holiday hours in observance of Memorial Day
  • 1:31 pm Smithfield receives a Rising Steward Award
  • 1:15 pm Baldwin Branch Presents Clothes Closet and Food Pantry
  • 12:45 pm Nine N.C. Airports Receive Funds for Safety, Development Projects
  • 12:36 pm CresCom Bank Welcomes New Team Members

This Day In History1541 – Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers the Mississippi River.

1792 – US establishes the military draft.

1846 – 1st major battle of Mexican War fought at Palo Alto, Texas.

1861 – Richmond, Virginia, is named the capital of the Confederacy.

1886 – Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta sells the first Coca-Cola (contained cocaine)

1912 – Film and television production and distribution studio Paramount Pictures is founded.

1919 – 1st transatlantic flight take-off by a navy seaplane.

1942 – Aircraft carrier USS Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack in Coral Sea.

1947 – A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon.

1951 – Dacron men’s suits introduced.

1960 – USSR & Cuba resume diplomatic relations.

1961 – Alan Shepard receives NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Washington, D.C.

1968 – Jim (Catfish) Hunter of Oakland pitches perfect game vs Twins (4-0)

1970 – Beatles release “Let It Be” album.

1980 – World Health Organization announces smallpox has been eradicated.

1987 – Gary Hart quits US democratic presidential race due to affair with Donna Rice.

1994 – President Clinton announces US will no longer repatriate boat people.

1999 – Nancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel military college.

2010 – Last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process.

2014 – 2014 NFL Draft: Jadeveon Clowney from University of South Carolina first pick by Houston Texans.