• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 11:11 pm Applications for Boost the Boro Scholarship Announced
  • 11:08 pm Former Poet Laureate of North Carolina to Speak at BCC
  • 11:02 pm This Day in History – March 23
  • 5:28 pm Celebrating Ms. Shelby Patrick and Ms. Berline Graham
  • 5:11 pm Special election estimated to cost Bladen County tens of thousands
This Day In History

This Day In History1431 – Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing                   justification for her execution.

1664 – 1st Baptist Church organizes (Boston)

1754 – Battle of Jumonville Glen: forces led by George Washington kill French Canadian officer                     Joseph Coulon de Jumonville.

1830 – US Congress authorizes native Indians to be removed from all states to the western prairie.

1889 – Edouard and Andre Michelin incorporate the Michelin tyre company.

1892 – Sierra Club forms by John Muir in San Francisco, for conservation of nature.

1923 – Attorney General says it is legal for women to wear trousers anywhere.

1923 – US unemployment has nearly ended.

1928 – Dodge Brothers Inc. & Chrysler Corp merged.

1940 – Irving Berlin’s musical “Louisiana Purchase” premieres in NYC.

1952 – Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park’s Little Dipper roller coaster would             become the oldest operating steer roller coaster in North America.

1953 – Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-“Melody”

1956 – President Eisenhower signs farm bill allows government to store agricultural surplus.

1957 – National League approves Brooklyn Dodgers’ & NY Giants’ baseball teams to move to west                 coast.

1959 – Congressional Committee of Astronautics meets 7 Project 7 astronauts.

1962 – Wide World of Sports with Chris Schenkel premieres on CBS radio.

1968 – American Baseball League announces it is splitting into 2 divisions.

1972 – White House “plumbers” break into Democratic National Headquarters at Watergate in                       Washington, D.C.

1987 – 60th National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci.

1996 – U.S. President Bill Clinton’s former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James                   McDougal and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Jim Guy Tucker, are convicted of fraud.

2006 – Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish, Jr. wins in 3:10:58.7590 (252.804 km/h)