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5 Fun Facts About August 16 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1776, the North Carolina Provincial Congress approved the state's first constitution, which established a framework for governance that would guide the state for decades to come.

2. On August 16, 1830, the Fayetteville Observer, one of the oldest newspapers in North Carolina, was first published. The paper has been in continuous operation ever since, providing news and information to residents of Fayetteville and surrounding areas.

3. In 1894, the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh was officially dedicated, marking a major milestone in the history of the state's flagship university.

4. On August 16, 1926, the North Carolina State Highway Commission was created, with the goal of building and maintaining a statewide network of highways and roads. Today, the North Carolina Department of Transportation continues to oversee the state's transportation infrastructure.

5. In 1958, the first broadcast of "The Tar Heel Show," a popular television program featuring music and comedy, aired on WRAL in Raleigh. The show would run for more than 20 years, becoming a beloved part of North Carolina's cultural history.
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