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5 Fun Facts About April 12 In North Carolina History

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1) On April 12, 1776, the Fourth Provincial Congress of North Carolina passed the Halifax Resolves, which called for the colonies to declare independence from Great Britain. This was a crucial moment in the lead-up to the Declaration of Independence.
2) In 1910, the town of Morehead City was incorporated on April 12. It is located on the coast and is known for its fishing industry and scenic beaches.
3) Duke University was founded on April 12, 1924, after philanthropist James B. Duke made a significant donation to transform Trinity College into a university. Today, Duke is known for its academic excellence and Division I sports teams.
4) The Battle of Fort Macon took place on April 12-26, 1862, during the Civil War. Confederate soldiers attempted to defend the fort against Union forces, but were ultimately defeated. The fort is now a state park and historical site.
5) On April 12, 1984, the Durham Bulls played their first game in their new stadium, Durham Athletic Park. The ballpark became famous after being featured in the movie "Bull Durham" and is now the site of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
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