• 8:13 am Thoughts While Shaving for May 26
  • 11:37 pm Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball: Elite 7, Reds 3
  • 11:32 pm Bladen Recreation 13-16 Fast-Pitch Softball: Slammers 9, Comets 6
  • 11:22 pm This Day in History for May 26
  • 9:34 am Bladen County Board of Commissioners hold special meetings
This Day In History

This Day In History1775—Patrick Henry proclaims “Give me liberty of give me death” in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war.

1857—Elisha Otis’ 1st elevator installed (488 Broadway, NYC)
1865—General Sherman/Cox’ troops reach Goldsboro, NC.
1867—Congress passes 2nd Reconstruction Act over President Andrew Jackson’s veto.
1880—Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisconsin)
1903—Wright brothers obtain airplane patent.
1912—Dixie Cup invented.
1922—1st airplane lands at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.
1929—1st telephone installed in White House.
1940—1st radio broadcast of “Truth or Consequences” on CBS.
1946—8th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Oklahoma beats NC 43-40.
1957—19th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: NC beats Kansas 54-53 (3 Ots)
1962—Wake Forest coach “Bones” McKinney becomes 2nd person to play & coach.
1972—Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars.
1973—After 5 1/2 year run soap “Love is a Many Splendored Thing” ends.
1979—Wings release “Goodnight Tonight
1981—Supreme Court rules states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls sought abortions.
1987—Soap “Bold & Beautiful” premieres.
1990—Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound & pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill.
1992—Florida Marlins baseball team begin selling tickets.
1994—Richard Jacobs buys naming rights to Indians new ball park at Gateway for $13,8 million (renamed Jacobs Field)
2005—A major explosion at the Texas City Refinery kills 15 workers.
2013—The US Senate approves its first budget in four years by a margin of 50-49.