• 4:17 pm Bladenboro resident, Charles Vickers’ Made In North Carolina Success
  • 4:06 pm Elizabethtown Kiwanis Club conducts last Terrific Kids award ceremony for the year
  • 3:57 pm Opinion: Ageism is not funny
  • 12:36 pm Bladen County Board of Commissioners meet on June 17
  • 10:25 am Thoughts While Shaving For June 15
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 – World 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.



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