• 6:56 am NCHSAA Class 2A Baseball Playoffs: Washington 5, East Bladen 4
  • 6:46 am Thoughts While Shaving for May 18
  • 1:47 am Elizabethtown Rotary Club Tournament Held At Vineyard Golf
  • 1:18 am This Day in History for May 18
  • 1:12 am Bladen commissioners to meet Monday night
This Day In History

1773—1st US public museum established (Charleston, SC)

1812—1st cargo arrives in New Orleans by steam, from Natchez.

1863—President Davis delivers his “State of Confederacy” address.

1865—Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher, NC

1900—Freeland Colony founded in US.

1915—House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women right to vote.

1920—Annual drafting of baseball players from minor leagues to be done in inverse order of the final standings, agreed to.

1932—Hattie W. Caraway elected 1st woman senator (D-Ark)

1932—Phillip Barry’s Animal Kingdom,” premieres in NYC.

1946—NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to LA.

1949—“Arthur Godfrey & His Friends” premieres on CBS TV.

1952—University of Tennessee admits it’s first black student.

1958—NCAA adds 2 point conversion to football scoring.

1963—“Go Away Little Girl” by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1.

1966—“Batman” with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV.

1966—Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics.

1968—Nighttime version of “Hollywood Squares” premieres on NBC TV.

1971—“All in the Family” premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV.

1975—Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates.

1981—Dynasty, a¬†prime time soap opera inspired by Dallas, premieres on ABC.

1991—US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq.

1995—Murder trial against OJ Simpson, begins in LA.

2004—The world’s largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.