04/18/2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 4:06 pm Piedmont Natural Gas urges customers to save time and money by keeping their service on during summer months
  • 3:56 pm USDA Announces February Income over Feed Cost Margin Triggers Second 2019 Dairy Safety Net Payment
  • 3:37 pm Satchmo: Tribute to Louis Armstrong 7pm Saturday April 27
  • 3:32 pm Plastics Manufacturer Expands in Richmond County with $5.3 Million Investment
  • 3:27 pm Statement Regarding Cooper’s Veto Of Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
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This Day In History
1850—US population hits, 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808 (15.7%)
 
1861—Confederacy takes over mint at New Orleans (US Civil War)
 
1965—Battle of Boydton, Va (White Oaks Roads, Dinwiddie C H)
 
1880—1st town completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash, IN)
 
1903—Richard Pearse flies monoplane several hundred yards (NZ)
 
1909—Baseball rules players who jump contracts are suspended for 5 years.
 
1918—1st daylight savings time in US goes into effect.
 
1932—Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine.
 
1933—1st newspaper published on pine pulp paper, “Soperton News” (Ga)
 
1943—Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma” premieres in NYC
 
1948—Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe.
 
1954—US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs established.
 
1965—US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam.
 
1966—25,000 anti war demonstrators march in NYC.
 
1968—LBJ announces he will not seek re-election.
 
1972—Official Beatles Fan Club closes down.
 
1975—John Wooden’s final game, UCLA,  wins 10th NCAA Championship in 12 years.
 
1980—President Jimmy Carter deregulates banking industry.
 
1986—48th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Louisville beats Duke 72-69.
 
1990—“Carol & Company” starring Carol Burnette premieres on NBC-TV.
 
1995—Federal judge orders injunction to end baseball strike.
 
1997—Pioneer 10 ends its mission.
 
2008—Aloha Airlines, a bankrupt airline, permanently ends passenger service.
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