04/24/2019
  • 4:49 pm NICA racers return to Brown’s Creek Bike Trail in Bladen County
  • 4:34 pm Phase II ahead of schedule in downtown Elizabethtown
  • 2:40 pm UNCW presents a two-night celebration featuring selections from operas and operettas
  • 2:38 pm Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association Plays At Deercroft
  • 2:35 pm State Superintendent Mark Johnson Announces $2 million in Federal Grant Aid to Districts and Schools Affected by 2018 Hurricanes
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This Day In History
1816 – US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions.
1852 – Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” published in Boston.
1886 – 1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation in Massachusetts.
1900 – US Secretary of State John Hay announces that all nations to whom he sent notes calling for an ‘open door’ policy in China have essentially accepted his stand.
1911 – Winter Garden Theater opens at 1634 Broadway NYC.
1917 – After the sinking of 3 more American merchant ships, US President Woodrow Wilson meets with cabinet, who agree that war is inevitable.
1930 – American fast food restaurant chain “KFC” {Kentucky Fried Chicken} is founded by Colonel Harland Sanders in North Corbin, Kentucky.
1942 – General Douglas MacArthur vows “I came through and I shall return” after escaping Japanese-occupied Philippines.
1944 – Bus falls off bridge into Passaic River NJ, killing 16.
1954 – 1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia, Pennsylvania)
1958 – 50″ snow across the Mason-Dixon line.
1965 – Civil and Women’s Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the “New York Amsterdam News”
1968 – LBJ signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money.
1974 – “The Super Cops” directed by Gordon Parks premieres in NYC, New York.
1984 – Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in pubic schools.
1987 – FDA approves sale of AZT (Aids treatment)
1995 – Dow-Jones hits record 4083.68.
1997 – Liggett admits cigarettes are addictive.
2003 – A US-led coalition launches a ground invasion of Iraq after an ultimatum for Saddam Hussein and his sons to leave Iraq expires.
2016 – Barack Obama becomes the first US President to visit Cuba since 1928, arriving for a 3 day tour.
2018 – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House.
1991 – Supreme Court rules unanimously employers can’t exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage fetus.

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