Clinton authorizes loan to Mexico

01/31/2017 0

On this day in 1995, President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico. As the value of the peso hit an all-time low, Clinton sidestepped Congress’ rejection of an earlier $50 billion loan […]

Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination

01/30/2017 0

On this day in 1835, Andrew Jackson becomes the first American president to experience an assassination attempt. Richard Lawrence, an unemployed house painter, approached Jackson as he left a congressional funeral held in the House […]

Jackson sends troops to put down labor riot

01/29/2017 0

On this day in 1834, Andrew Jackson becomes the first president to use federal troops to quell labor unrest. Workers building the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal were rebelling because of persistent poor working conditions and […]

Tax deadline coming on Jan. 31

01/28/2017 0

The expected Jan. 31 deadline for county, city and school taxes is almost here, and traffic is picking up at local tax offices. Penalty and interest of seven percent begins to accrue starting Feb. 1 […]

Challenger disaster

01/28/2017 0

At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into […]

01/28/2017 0

The Bowie Chamber of Commerce Banquet will start at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 with networking, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 each. Call 872-1173 to reserve. Inside find the banquet program […]

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