05/20/2019
  • 10:43 pm Boykin to deliver May 26 sermon at Baldwin Branch
  • 9:55 pm This Day in History for May 20
  • 8:50 am Thoughts While Shaving for May 19
  • 1:27 am This Day in History for May 19
  • 1:22 am Bladen County Headlines … 35 Years Ago
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This Day In History

This Day In History1822—Boston, Mass, incorporated as a city.

1865—Battle of Bentonville – Confederate retreat from Greenville, NC.
 
1917—US Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees.
 
1928—“Amos & Andy” debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
 
1941—Jimmy Dorsey & orchestra record “Green Eyes” & “Maria Elena”
 
1942—FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty.
 
1949—1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tn.
 
1953—Tennessee Williams “Camino Real” premieres in NYC.
 
1960—22nd NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55.
 
1969—Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention.
 
1972—“To Live Another Summer” closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 173 performances.
 
1974—Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour.
 
1979—US House of Representatives begins live TV broadcast via C-SPAN.
 
1984—“Katie & Allie” premieres.
 
1984—Pitcher Denny McLain indicted on charges of racketeering.
 
1987—Fred Currey acquires Greyhound Bus Company.
 
1987—PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn.
 
1991—NFL owners strip Phoenix of 1993 Super Bowl game due to Arizona not recognizing Martin Luther King Day.
 
1993—US Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White announced plans to retire.
 
1997—US Supreme court hears Internet indecency arguments.
 
2012—Wendy’s overtakes Burger King to become second best selling hamburger chain.
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