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This Month in North Carolina History
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January

January 1795 -- The University of North Carolina

January 1958 -- The Lumbees Face the Klan

January 1849 -- Dorothea Dix Hospital

January 1870 -- North Carolina State Penitentiary Opens

January 1961 -- Bombs Over Goldsboro

January 1890 -- Creation of the American Tobacco Company

January 1716 -- North Carolina's “Blue Laws”

February

February 1820 -- Bunkum

February 1971 -- The Wilmington Ten

February 1927 -- "The Old North State"

February 1885 -- North Carolina Recognizes the Lumbee

February 1881 -- The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina

February 1891 -- Founding of University of North Carolina at Greensboro

February 1948 -- Piedmont Airlines' First Passenger Flight

March

March 1825 -- Lafayette visits Fayetteville

March 1863 -- The Salisbury Bread Riot

March 1840 --Wilmington & Weldon Railroad

March 1948 -- The Death of Zelda Fitzgerald

March 1865 -- Executions Spark the Lowry War

March 1916 -- The End of North Carolina Whaling

March 1781 -- Battle of Guilford Courthouse

April

April 1896 -- Reed Gold Mine

April 1947 -- Freedom Ride

April 1899 -- North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company

April 1776 -- The Halifax Resolves

April 1854 -- The Fayetteville and Western Plank Road

April 1924 -- American Painter Kenneth Noland Born in Asheville

April 1960 -- Creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

May

May, 1969 -- Howard Lee

May 1925 -- Carolina Coal Company Mine Explosion

May 1908 -- Statewide Prohibition

May 1972 -- First Presidential Primary

May 1868 -- The Death of Tom Dooley

May 1898 -- The Death of Ensign Worth Bagley

May 1888 -- William Henry Belk Opens His First Store in Monroe, NC

May 1906 -- Stuart W. Cramer and Air Conditioning

June

June 1929 -- Strike at Loray Mill

June 1756 -- Birth of William Richardson Davie

June 1870 -- The "Kirk-Holden" War

June 1940 -- USS North Carolina

June 1861 -- Battle of Bethel

June 1859 -- James Buchanan visits the University of North Carolina

June 1791 -- George Washington Visits Salem, NC

June 1959 -- Textile Strike and Trials in Henderson

July

July 1833 -- Frankie Silver Hanged

July 1963 -- The North Carolina Fund

July 1937 -- The Lost Colony

July 1885 -- John Richard (Romulus) Brinkley

July 1916 -- Western North Carolina Floods

July 1937 -- Krispy Kreme Opens in Winston-Salem

July 1813 -- Otway Burns and the Snap Dragon

August

August 1751 -- North Carolina's First Newspaper

August 1918 -- Rescue at Sea

August 1887 -- The Goophered Grapevine

August 1956 -- Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

August 1920 -- North Carolina and the Women's Suffrage Amendment

August 1831 -- North Carolina and Nat Turner

August 1957 -- Igor Bensen and the "Gyrocopter"

September

September 1987 -- The Blue Ridge Parkway

September 1802 -- Spaight-Stanly Duel

September 1711 -- The Death of John Lawson

September 1940 -- Dedication of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

September 1898 -- Biltmore Forest School

September 1862 -- The Birth of O. Henry

October

October 1954 -- Hurricane Hazel

October 1864 -- Rose O'Neal Greenhow

October 1896 -- Rural Free Delivery

October 1960 -- The Andy Griffith Show

October 1918 -- North Carolina and the "Blue Death"

October 1853 -- The North Carolina State Fair

October 1942 -- The Southern Conference on Race Relations and the "Durham Manifesto"

November

November 1718 -- Death of Blackbeard

November 1765 -- The Stamp Act Crisis in North Carolina

November 1920 -- Exum Clement

November 3, 1979 -- Greensboro Killings

November 1997 -- Cherokee Casino Opens

November 1753 -- Moravians Come to Bethabara

November 1879 -- Colored Industrial Association Fair

December

December 1870 -- Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

December -- Old Christmas

December 18, 1776 -- North Carolina Constitution

December 1804 -- The Walton War

December 1789 -- North Carolina Cedes Western Lands to the Federal Government

December -- Jonkonnu in North Carolina

December 1865 --Henry Martin Tupper and the Founding of Shaw University