07/19/2019
  • 12:10 am Three Bladen Softball Teams In State Tournaments This Weekend
  • 11:55 pm Bladen pre-kindergarten application days scheduled July 22-24
  • 11:37 pm Municipal races taking shaping as filing deadline is noon Friday
  • 10:31 pm July 18 Vineyard Golf Thundering Herd Results
  • 10:27 pm This Day in History for July 19
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This Day In History
1831 – 1st US bank robbery, the City Bank in New York robbed of $245,000.

 

1865 – Battle of Bentonville, Confederates retreat from Greenville, North Carolina.

 

1883 – Jan Matzeliger invents first machine to manufacture entire shoes.

 

1895 – Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service.

 

1918 – US Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time.

 

1931 – Nevada legalizes gambling.

 

1942 – FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non-military duty.

 

1949 – 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

 

1953 – Tennessee Williams’ “Camino Real” premieres in NYC.

 

1954 – 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, NYC.

 

1957 – Cleveland Indians reject Boston’s offer of $1 million for pitcher Herb Score.

 

1965 – The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000, said to have been most powerful Confederate cruiser, discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction.

 

1973 – John Dean reportedly tells President Richard Nixon, “There is a cancer growing on the Presidency”

 

1982 – National Guard jet tanker crashes killing 27.

 

1985 – US Senate votes 55-45 to authorize production of the MX “Peacekeeper” intercontinental ballistic missile.

 

1987 – American televangelist Jim Bakker resigns amid rape accusation by his secretary, Jessica Hahn.

 

1993 – US Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White announced plans to retire.

 

1995 – Bonnie Blair skates female world record point total (156.450)

 

1997 – US Supreme Court hears Internet indecency arguments.

 

2012 – Wendy’s overtakes Burger King to become the second best-selling hamburger chain.

 

2018 – Mississippi signs into law the US’s strictest abortion laws, no termination after 15 weeks.

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