03/19/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 9:52 pm Traditional Calendar Approved for Bladen County Schools
  • 9:48 pm Kiwanis busy making a difference
  • 9:45 pm This Day in History – March 20
  • 9:43 pm TRC Golf West Bladen Third; East Bladen Fourth at Land O’ Lakes
  • 9:34 pm Best Biscuit and Pound Cake Contests at Spring Fling
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1816 – US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions.

1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” published (Boston).

1865 – 2nd day of Battle of Bentonville, NC.

1868 – Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville, Kentucky, on $14,000.

1886 – 1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Mass.

1896 – Marines land in Nicaragua to protect US citizens.

1917 – After the sinking of 3 more American merchant ships, US President Wilson meets with cabinet, who agree that war is inevitable.

1922 – USS Langley is commissioned, US Navy’s 1st aircraft carrier.

1942 – Gen. MacArthur vows, “I shall return”

1952 – Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate.

1954 – “King & I” closes at St. James Theater NYC after 1246 performances.

1967 – The Supremes release “The Happening”

1968 – LBJ signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money.

1969 – US president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970.

1984 – Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools.

1989 – Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation.

1991 – Michael Jackson signs $65M 6 album deal with Sony records.

1997 – Liggett admits cigarettes are addictive.

2002 – 16th Soul Train Music Awards: The O’Jays, Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys wins.

2012 – Disney movie John Carter records one of the largest losses in cinema history with a $200 million dollar write down.

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