• 11:43 pm Touchstone Energy Diamond Beach Softball Invitational: Whiteville 10, East Bladen 0
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  • 11:13 pm This Day in History for April 25
  • 11:04 pm Bladen Community College plans Arbor Day celebration Friday
  • 10:49 pm 3 Bladen drug stores participating in medication disposal event

This Day In History1636 – In Massachusetts the Plymouth Colony’s 1st law drafted.

1648 – Peter Stuyvesant establishes American’s 1st volunteer fire.

1881 – Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano.

1897 – George Bernard Shaw’s “Devil’s Disciple” premieres in NYC.

1918 – Musical “Sometime” with Mae West premieres in NYC.

1931 – Dick Tracy comic strip by Chester Gould debuts.

1933 – Esquire magazine is 1st published.

1940 – Wrestling returns to Madison Square Garden after 12 year lay off.

1949 – United Nations’ permanent NYC headquarters is dedicated.

1957 – “Leave It to Beaver” debuts on CBS.

1961 – Whitey Ford’s 3rd straight World Series shutout.

1965 – “Pickwick” opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances.

1971 – Borden’s opens a turn-a-century ice cream parlor at Disney World.

1975 – A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA’s Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Rick Flair.

1987 – 1st “Scrub Sunday” of NFL football with replacement players.

1988 – Pillsbury stock soars $18.37 to $57.37 on takeover bid.

1997 – Second largest crash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, NC office of Loomis, Fargo and Company with $17.3 million in cash taken.

2001 – Barry Bonds hits his 70th home run, tying Mark McGuire for the most home runs hit in a single season.

2006 – WikiLeaks is launched, created by internet activist Julian Assange.

2011 – US State Department lists Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (ISIL) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist with a $10 million reward for information leading to his capture.