04/19/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:18 pm Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Bladen County
  • 3:05 pm Governor Cooper Requests SBA Assistance Following Durham Explosion
  • 3:04 pm Tornado Warning for Bladen County lifted
  • 2:30 pm Updated Tornado Warning issued for Bladen County
  • 1:46 pm Tornado Watch issued for Bladen County
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This Day In History
1668—1st horse race in America takes place.
 
1813—1st US flag flown in battle on the Pacific, frigate Essex.
 
1856—A.E.Burnside patents Burnside carbine.
 
1863—1st Army Medal of Honor awarded.
 
1905—Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South.
 
1910—Chalmers Auto Co offers a new car to each leagues’ batting champ.
 
1916—Women are allowed to attend a boxing match.
 
1937—It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads.
 
1939—Billboard Magazine introduces Hillbilly (Country) music chart.
 
1943—Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premieres on radio.
 
1947—9th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma 58-47.
 
1954—RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12 1/2″ screen at $1,000)
 
1958—Sugar Ray Robinson is 1st boxing champ to win 5 times.
 
1961—Elvis Presley performs live on the USS Arizona.
 
1966—US Supreme court rules “poll tax” unconstitutional.
 
1971—Tom Jones’ “She’s a Lady” goes gold.
 
1979—Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sahara National Pro-Am Golf Tournament.
 
1985—Edwin Meese III becomes US Attorney General.
 
1996—US issues newly-redesigned $100 bill.
 
2013—Golfer Tiger Wood returns to his world number one ranking.
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