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History of North Carolina, USA

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North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation.

The first English colony in America was located on Roanoke Island. Walter Raleigh founded it. The colony mysteriously vanished with no trace except for the word "Croatoan" scrawled on a nearby tree.

Many people believe that North Carolina was the first state to declare independence from England with the Mecklenburg Declaration of 1775.

North Carolina leads the nation in furniture, tobacco, brick, and textile production.

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  • 1587 - First English colony in North America is established in North Carolina, at Roanoke

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996

  • 1705 - First town in North Carolina, Bath, was built


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm

  • 1709 - September 3 - 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC

    www.onthisday.com

  • News 1752 - October 1 - The second severe hurricane in two weeks hit the Carolinas. The Onslow County Courthouse was destroyed along with all its records, and Beacon Island (NC) disappeared.

    WeatherForYou.com
    October 1, 1752

  • 1776 - North Carolina first state to vote for independence

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm

  • 1789 - North Carolina admitted to Union as 12th state; University of North Carolina received charter, first public school in U. S.

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm

  • News 1846 - March 2 - A great storm hit Virginia and the Carolinas. The storm caused half a million dollars damage, and in North Carolina drowned fifty families and a thousand cattle on Notts Island.

    WeatherForYou.com
    March 2, 1846

  • 1853 - First North Carolina state fair held

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm

  • 1861 - May 20 - North Carolina left Union, voted to "undo" the act that had brought it into the United States, rather than secede

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm

  • News 1862 - December 30 – The USS Monitor sinks in storm in the Atlantic off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 30, 1862

  • News 1877 - April 9 - Oregon Inlet, NC, was widened three quarters of a mile by a nor'easter.

    WeatherForYou.com
    April 9, 1877

  • News 1878 - To Girls
    Never marry a man who has only his love for you to recommend him. It is very fascinating, but it does not make the man. - If he is not other-wise...Read MORE...


  • February 19, 1884 - Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage. Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1895 - North Carolina
    North Carolina, kār-o-li'na, a southern Atlantic state of the American Union, of which it was one of the original thirteen members, bounded N. by...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - August 17 – A Hurricane San Ciriaco makes landfall in North Carolina's Outer Banks, completely destroying the town of Diamond City.

    www.wikipedia.org
    August 17, 1899

  •  North Carolina, USA
    View from Trust Building, showing Selwyn Hotel, Realty Building, City Hall, Charlotte, N. C. (1911)
    Postcard
  •  North Carolina, USA

    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
    THE MACHINE ACTUALLY FLIES
    Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.

    NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a...Read MORE...


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    Gaston Hotel, New Bern, North Carolina
    Postcard
  •  North Carolina, USA
    Memorial Library, Greenville, N. C.
    Postcard
  • 1954 - Hurricane Hazel struck, 19 people killed, several hundred injured, 15,000 homes destroyed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm



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View from Trust Building, showing Selwyn Hotel, Realty Building, City Hall, Charlotte, N. C. (1911)
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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Gaston Hotel, New Bern, North Carolina
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Memorial Library, Greenville, N. C.
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  • 1587 - First English colony in North America is established in North Carolina, at Roanoke

    The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
  • 1705 - First town in North Carolina, Bath, was built


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm
  • 1709 - September 3 - 1st major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches NC/SC

    www.onthisday.com
  • News  1752 - October 1 - The second severe hurricane in two weeks hit the Carolinas. The Onslow County Courthouse was destroyed along with all its records, and Beacon Island (NC) disappeared.

    WeatherForYou.com
    October 1, 1752
  • 1776 - North Carolina first state to vote for independence

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm
  • 1789 - North Carolina admitted to Union as 12th state; University of North Carolina received charter, first public school in U. S.

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm
  • News  1846 - March 2 - A great storm hit Virginia and the Carolinas. The storm caused half a million dollars damage, and in North Carolina drowned fifty families and a thousand cattle on Notts Island.

    WeatherForYou.com
    March 2, 1846
  • 1853 - First North Carolina state fair held

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm
  • 1861 - May 20 - North Carolina left Union, voted to "undo" the act that had brought it into the United States, rather than secede

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm
  • News  1862 - December 30 – The USS Monitor sinks in storm in the Atlantic off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 30, 1862
  • News  1877 - April 9 - Oregon Inlet, NC, was widened three quarters of a mile by a nor'easter.

    WeatherForYou.com
    April 9, 1877
  • News  1878 - To Girls
    Never marry a man who has only his love for you to recommend him. It is very fascinating, but it does not make the man. - If he is not other-wise... Read MORE...

  • February 19, 1884 - Severe thunderstorms spawned sixty tornadoes in the southeastern U.S., killing more than 420 persons and causing three million dollars damage. Georgia and the Carolinas hardest were hit in the tornado outbreak.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1895 - North Carolina
    North Carolina, kār-o-li'na, a southern Atlantic state of the American Union, of which it was one of the original thirteen members, bounded N. by... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - August 17 – A Hurricane San Ciriaco makes landfall in North Carolina's Outer Banks, completely destroying the town of Diamond City.

    www.wikipedia.org
    August 17, 1899
  • 1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
    THE MACHINE ACTUALLY FLIES
    Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.

    NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a... Read MORE...

  • 1954 - Hurricane Hazel struck, 19 people killed, several hundred injured, 15,000 homes destroyed

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nctimeln.htm

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