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Raleigh - Notable Historical Events

Walter RaleighMar 25, 1584

Kathy WhitworthApr 23, 1967

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Raleigh - Historical Events
Date Event
1584-03-25

Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America

1586-07-27

Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia

1603-07-17

Sir Walter Raleigh arrested by forces of King James

1603-11-17

English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

1616-03-20

Walter Raleigh released from Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana

1618-10-29

English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.

1750-11-11

The F.H.C. Society, also known as the Flat Hat Club, was formed at Raleigh Tavern, Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first college fraternity.

1865-04-13

Battle of Raleigh, NC

1865-11-21

Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC

1868-01-14

NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh

1937-03-15

1st state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh NC)

1953-09-05

1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh, NC

1954-09-02

WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting

1956-12-15

WRAL TV channel 5 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting

1966-04-17

Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational

1967-04-23

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational

1968-04-28

Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies' Golf Invitational

1968-11-04

WRDU (now WPTF) TV chan 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast

1969-04-27

Carol Mann wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational

1970-04-19

Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational

1971-04-18

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

1972-07-23

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Golf Classic

1973-05-06

Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic

1974-05-12

Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic

1991-03-23

1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5

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Raleigh - Notable Birthdays

Andrew JohnsonDec 29, 1808

Raleigh - Birthdays
Date Event
1808-12-29

Andrew Johnson, Raleigh NC, (Unionist), 17th pres (1865-69)

1825-10-31

Raleigh Edward Colston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1896

1844-12-09

Joseph B. Coghlan, U.S. Cruiser 'Raleigh'

1856-01-27

Cecil Raleigh, The Whip

1865-05-25

John Raleigh Mott, organizer (YMCA, Nobel 1946)

1913-06-16

Ben Raleigh, 127 Hours

1919-05-26

Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist

1935-07-20

Raleigh Bond, The Postman Always Rings Twice

1952-02-27

Kevin Raleigh, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Michael Stanley Band)

1955-11-24

Scott Mabon Hoch, Raleigh NC, PGA golfer (1982 USF&G Classic)

1963-02-08

Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)

1963-02-08

Raleigh McKenzie, Super Bowl XXVI

1963-12-04

Johanna Wright, Raleigh NC, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo Beach-4th)

1968-11-29

Jonathan Raleigh Knight, Mass, rocker (New Kids-Hangin' Tough)

1969-03-23

Raleigh Mann, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

1972-08-09

Elizabeth Vassey, Raleigh NC, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children)

1974-06-23

Lisa Bamford, Raleigh NC, Miss America-NC (1996)

1975-08-31

Raleigh Roundtree, tackle (San Diego Chargers)

1988-05-18

Raleigh Latham, King of England

Raleigh - Notable Deaths

Walter RaleighOct 29, 1618

Raleigh - Deaths
Date Event
1618-10-29

Walter Raleigh, English scholar/poet/historian, beheaded for treason

1908-12-05

Joseph B. Coghlan, U.S. Cruiser 'Raleigh'

1914-11-10

Cecil Raleigh, The Whip

1986-06-17

Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78

1996-07-20

Peter Malcolm Gordon Raleigh, journalist, dies at 77

1997-02-26

Ben Raleigh, 127 Hours


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