07/19/2019
  • 12:10 am Three Bladen Softball Teams In State Tournaments This Weekend
  • 11:55 pm Bladen pre-kindergarten application days scheduled July 22-24
  • 11:37 pm Municipal races taking shaping as filing deadline is noon Friday
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  • 10:27 pm This Day in History for July 19
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This Day In History
This Day In History
1858 – Abraham Lincoln supposedly says in a speech “You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time.”
1892 – 1st appearance of “Pledge of Allegiance” (Youth’s Companion)
1916 – US President Wilson signs the Emergency Revenue Act, doubling the rate of income tax and adding inheritance and munitions profits tax.
1920 – US Air Mail service begins (NYC to SF)
1930 – 1st appearance of comic strip “Blondie”.
1930 – Richard Drew creates Scotch tape.
1939 – FDR declares “Limited National Emergency” due to war in Europe.
1945 – US invades Japanese-held Korea.
1946 – Bill Kennedy of Rocky Mount (CPL) strikes out minors record 456.
1952 – Ernest Hemingway’s novel “The Old Man & the Sea” published.
1954 – With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks.
1956 – Harry Belafonte’s album “Calypso,” goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks.
1965 – Hurricane Betsy kills 75 in Louisiana & Florida.
1966 – “Star Trek” premiers on NBC-TV.
1971 – John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts opens in Washington, DC.
1974 – US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon of all federal crimes.
1984 – 104th Women’s U.S. Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (4-6, 6-4, 6-4)
1986 – ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ is first broadcast nationally.
1994 – 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show.
1994 – USAir Boeing 737 crashes at Pitts Airport, killing all 132 on board.
2015 – Comedian Stephen Colbert debuts as the new host of CBS’s “The Late Show”
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