• 9:34 am Bladen County Board of Commissioners hold special meetings
  • 9:22 am Military pay raise and troop increase endorsed by Senate panel
  • 9:20 am USDA Reminds Producers of Approaching Marketing Assistance Loan Deadlines
  • 9:17 am Naked places and open spaces
  • 9:11 am Bladen County Headlines…35 Years Ago
This Day In History

This Day In History1760—Great fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings.

1816—US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions.
1852—Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s cabin” published (Boston)
1868—Jesse James Gang robs bank in Russelville, Kentucky, of $14,000.
1886—1st AC power plant in US begins commercial operation, Mass.
1897—1st known intercollegiate basketball game, Yale beats Penn 32-10.
1917—After the sinking of 3 more American merchant ships, US President Wilson meets with cabinet, who agree that war inevitable.
1942—Gen. MacArthur vows, “I shall return”
1948—1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS.
1952—Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty for Japan by US Senate.
1954—“King and I” closes at St. James Theater NYC after 1246 performances.
1965—27th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Michigan 91-80.
1967—The Supremes release “The Happening”
1973—Roberto Clemente elected to baseball Hall of Fame, 11 weeks after his death.
1979—Columbia flies on Shuttle carrier aircraft to Kennedy Space Center.
1984—Senate rejects amendment to permit spoken prayer in public schools.
1987—FDA approves sale of AZT (AIDS) treatment.
1989—Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation.
1991—Court awards Peggy Lee $3 million in suit against Disney.
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 & Alicea Keys wins.