History Hop Tags - North Carolina

North Carolina - Notable Historical Events

William T. ShermanApr 18, 1865

Orville WrightOct 24, 1911

Billy CunninghamFeb 16, 1963

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North Carolina - Historical Events
Date Event
1729-07-25

North Carolina becomes a royal colony

1771-05-16

The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.

1776-04-12

Halifax resolution for independence adopted by North Carolina

1789-11-21

North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state

1795-02-13

1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina

1859-11-01

The current Cape Lookout, North Carolina, lighthouse was lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles (30 kilometers), in good conditions.

1861-05-20

North Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union

1861-08-29

American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.

1865-04-18

Confederate Gen Johnson surrendered to General William T. Sherman in North Carolina

1869-04-12

North Carolina legislature passes anti-Klan Law

1887-03-07

North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.

1903-03-03

North Carolina becomes 1st state requiring registration of nurses

1911-10-24

Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.

1942-01-01

Rose Bowl football match played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat - Oregon State 20, Duke University 16

1951-11-04

9th Ryder Cup: US wins 9½-2½ at Pinehurst Resort (Pinehurst, North Carolina, US)

1963-02-16

North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson

1970-05-11

Henry Marrow is murdered in a violent racially-motivated crime in Oxford, North Carolina.

1975-10-04

A Cessna 310Q airplane crashes over Wilmington, North Carolina, killing the pilot and severely injuring several pro wrestlers affiliated with the NWA's Mid-Atlantic promotion. One of the survivors is the legendary Ric Flair.

1981-03-30

43rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana beats North Carolina 63-50

1983-08-21

110°F (43°C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)

1985-01-21

-34°F (-37°C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)

1994-07-02

US Air DC-9 crash in North Carolina, 37 killed

1995-12-30

Carquest Bowl 6: North Carolina beats Arkansas, 20-10

1997-10-04

The second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company. An FBI investigation eventually results in 24 convictions and the recovery of approximately 95% of the $17.3 million in cash which had been taken.

2016-03-13

Selection Sunday 2016: Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia and Oregon Are Top Seeds

2016-03-25

North Carolina Gay Bias Law Draws a Sharp Backlash

2016-04-09

Springsteen cancels North Carolina concert over 'anti-gay' law

2016-04-13

In North Carolina and Mississippi, Backlash Grows Over Rights Law

2016-04-16

Cirque du Soleil cancels North Carolina shows over transgender law

2016-05-05

North Carolina transgender law violates civil rights law: US

2016-05-10

US Justice Department files complaint over North Carolina bathroom law

2016-05-10

State lawmakers file second lawsuit over North Carolina bathroom law

2016-07-30

North Carolina 'discriminatory' voter ID law overturned

2016-08-27

Federal Judge Curbs Enforcement of North Carolina Transgender Access Law

2016-10-11

Obama declares major disaster in North Carolina from Hurricane Matthew

2016-10-14

Historic town swamped, 22 dead in North Carolina flooding

2016-10-15

North Carolina Democrats win extension of voter registration deadline

2016-10-17

North Carolina estimates $1.5 billion in hurricane damage to buildings

2016-12-22

North Carolina rebuffs transgender bathroom law repeal

2017-04-01

12-year-old North Carolina girl picks perfect NCAA Final Four bracket

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North Carolina - Notable Birthdays

Thomas WolfeOct 3, 1900

Ava GardnerDec 24, 1922

Floyd PattersonJan 4, 1935

Joe GibbsNov 25, 1940

raymond floydSep 4, 1942

Little EvaJun 29, 1943

Julianne MooreDec 3, 1960

James WorthyFeb 27, 1961

Michael HouserJan 6, 1962

North Carolina - Birthdays
Date Event
1725-03-24

Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (d. 1813)

1859-07-30

Henry Louis Smith, Greensboro, North Carolina, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph

1900-10-03

Thomas Wolfe, Asheville, North Carolina, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel)

1913-03-31

Etta Baker, Caldwell County North Carolina, American blues guitarist

1917-10-10

Thelonious Monk, Rocky Mount North Carolina, American jazz pianist and composer

1921-10-18

Jesse Helms, (Sen-D/R-North Carolina, 1973- )

1922-12-24

Ava Gardner, Smithfield North Carolina, American actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana)

1932-10-12

Ned Jarrett, Conover, North Carolina, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories)

1933-09-01

Marshall Lytle, Old Fort, North Carolina, Hall of Fame rock bassist (Comets), (d. 2013)

1934-09-16

Eva Clayton, (Rep-D-North Carolina)

1935-01-04

Floyd Patterson, Waco North Carolina, heavyweight champ (1956-59, 1960-62) (Oly-gold-1952)

1939-02-10

Roberta Flack, Black Mountain North Carolina, US vocalist (If Ever I Saw Your Face)

1939-08-10

Charles Rose, (Rep-D-North Carolina, 1973- )

1940-08-17

David E Price, (Rep-D-North Carolina)

1940-11-25

Joe Gibbs, Mocksville North Carolina, American football coach (Washington Redskins)

1942-09-04

raymond floyd, Fort Bragg North Carolina, American golfer (four-time Major winner)

1943-06-29

Little Eva (Eva Boyd), Belhaven, North Carolina, American pop singer (Locomotion)

1945-02-22

Oliver, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, American pop singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean)

1945-08-26

Melvin Watt, (Rep-D-North Carolina)

1950-03-23

Michael F. Easley, The 2005 North Carolina Inaugural Gala

1956-05-17

Sugar Ray [Charles] Leonard, Rocky Mount North Carolina, boxer (Olympics-gold-76)

1957-11-29

Charles Grant, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, American actor (Evan Frame-Another World, Bold & Beautiful)

1960-04-06

Warren Haynes, Asheville, North Carolina, rock and blues guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band)

1960-12-03

Julianne Moore, Fayetteville North Carolina, American actress (Magnolia, The Kids are Alright)

1961-02-27

James Worthy, Gastonia North Carolina, NBA small forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP)

1961-06-29

Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], Charlotte, North Carolina, American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up)

1962-01-06

Michael Houser, Boone North Carolina, American guitarist (Widespread Panic)

1965-04-10

Tim Alexander, Cherry Point, North Carolina, American funk metal drummer (Primus-Prok soda)

1969-01-10

Thomas Hunt, The 2005 North Carolina Inaugural Gala

1971-09-15

Crystal McLaurin-Coney, Miss USA-North Carolina (1997)

1971-11-30

Ray Durham, Charlotte, North Carolina, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox)

1972-12-29

Jessica Lee McMinn, Miss North Carolina USA (1996)

1976-04-20

Brian Martin, North Carolina Legends

1977-11-13

Tammy Leigh Ashton, Miss North Carolina Teen USA (1996)

1979-04-06

Ali Burr, Miss North Carolina Teen USA (1997)

North Carolina - Notable Weddings

Daniel BooneAug 14, 1756

Henry HillAug 26, 1965

Marion JonesFeb 24, 2007

North Carolina - Weddings
Date Event
1756-08-14

Frontiersman Daniel Boone (21) weds Rebecca Bryan (17) in Yadkin River, North Carolina

1965-08-26

Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina

2001-11-10

"Four Weddings and A Funeral" actress Andie MacDowell (43) weds businessman Rhett Hartzog (42) at Central United Methodist Church in Asheville, North Carolina

2007-02-24

Former world champion track and field athlete Marion Jones (31) weds Olympic bronze medalist Obadele Thompson (30) at the Union Hill African Methodist Episcopal Church in Wilson's Mills, North Carolina

2011-10-22

Former US Senator John Edwards's daughter Cate Edwards (29) weds Trevor Upham (30) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

2012-12-04

"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans (21) weds Courtland Rogers (26) at a courthouse in Brunswick County, North Carolina

North Carolina - Deaths
Date Event
1813-02-13

Samuel Ashe, Governor of North Carolina (b. 1725)

1815-04-21

Joseph Winston, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (b. 1746)

1832-02-01

Archibald Murphey, North Carolina politician (b. 1777)

2007-03-09

Jeanne Hopkins Lucas, North Carolina politician (b. unknown)

2009-01-23

Robert W. Scott, American politician, governor of North Carolina (b. 1929)

2009-01-24

Kay Yow, North Carolina State Univ. women's basketball head coach (b. 1942)


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