05/20/2019
  • 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
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This Day In History1676 – 1st colonial prison organized in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

1776 – 1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port – US Andrew Doria at Fort St Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean island)

1801 – First edition of New York Evening Post.

1824 – New York City’s Fifth Avenue opens for business.

1871 – National Rifle Association is first chartered in the State of New York.

1901 – Booker T. Washington and his family are invited to dine at the White House with Teddy and Edith Roosevelt, prompting condemnation from the South.

1914 – Federal Reserve System formally opens.

1933 – Roosevelt establishes diplomatic relations with USSR.

1939 – Al Capone freed from Alcatraz jail.

1943 – World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.

1950 – US President Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat.

1960 – NL batting champion Dick Groat wins MVP.

1961 – US President JFK decides to increase military aid to South Vietnam without committing US combat troops.

1969 – 1968 My Lai massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers is first reported.

1973 – US President Richard Nixon authorizes construction of the Alaskan pipeline.

1981 – President Reagan decides on a covert plan to block the Cuban aid to Nicaragua and El Salvador.

1995 – US Attorney General Janet Reno announces she has Parkinson’s disease.

2000 – Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.

2010 – In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place.

2017 – US senator Al Franken accused of groping and forcibly kissing a woman.

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