• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 11:31 am St. Patrick’s Day Fun Day offers plenty of fun
  • 9:39 am Bladen County Commissioners to meet
  • 9:33 am WECT: Summit Allows Youth to Speak Up for Justice
  • 9:24 am Duke Energy announces $1 million in grant opportunities to power storm resiliency in N.C. communities
  • 8:29 am Sandy Grove Baptist Church announces April events
This Day In History

This Day In History

1864 – John S. Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln.

1868 – “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston.

1885 – Special delivery mail service begins in US.

1890 – Congress establishes Weather Bureau.

1903 – 1st baseball World Series, Pittsburgh Pirates vs Boston Pilgrims (Red Sox)

1907 – A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Theodore Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier JP Morgan to help manage the financial crisis.

1931 – The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.

1932 РWorld Series moves to Chicago.  In 5th inning, Babe Ruth waits until he has 2 strikes, points & hits next pitch into center field bleachers.

1940 – Pennsylvania Turnpike, pioneer toll thruway, opens.

1942 – Little Golden Books (children’s books) begins publishing.

1948 – California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages.

1955 – “Honeymooners” premieres.

1957 – First appearance of “In God We Trust” on U.S. paper currency.

1961 – Roger Maris sets record of 61 HRs (off of Tracy Stallard)

1964 – WWAY TV channel 3 in Wilmington, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting.

1972 – Walt Disney World opens in Bay Lake, Florida.

1982 – EPCOT Center opens in Orlando, Florida.

1992 – Ross Perot re-enters US presidential race.

2000 – United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia.

2013 – A partial United States federal governmental shutdown occurs as a result of political disagreements over operational spending.