• 8:48 am Summer Camp for Bladen County children
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This Day In History

This Day In History1721 – John Copson becomes America’s 1st insurance agent.

1895 – Oscar Wilde sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for gross indecency.

1898 – 1st US troop transport to Manila leaves San Francisco.

1922 – Babe Ruth suspended 1 day & fined $200 for throwing dirt on an ump.

1927 – Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford.

1932 – Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in ‘Mickey’s Revue’ by Walt Disney.

1935 – Track and field athlete Jesse Owens equals or breaks 6 world records in 45 minutes at Big                   Ten meet at Ferry Field in Ann Arbor, USA.

1937 – 1st airmail letter to circle globe returns to NY.

1941 – Ted Williams raises his batting average over .400 for 1st time in 1941.

1948 – 30th PGA Championship: Ben Hogan at Norwood Hills CC St. Louis.

1950 – Brooklyn Battery Tunnel opens in NYC.

1961 – JFK announces US goal of putting a man on Moon before the end of decade.

1964 – Supreme Court rules closing schools to avoid desegregation unconstitutional.

1968 – Gateway Arch in St. Louis dedicated.

1977 – “Brady Bunch Hour” last airs on ABC-TV.

1981 – Bobby Unser becomes 1st Indy 500 winner to be disqualified.

1992 – Jay Leno becomes permanent host of “Tonight Show”

1997 – Minnesota Twins retire Kirby Puckett’s uniform #.

2002 – China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the                    Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.

2011 – Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.