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5 Fun Facts About August 26 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1920, North Carolina became the twelfth state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States.

2. On August 26, 1958, musician and composer David Holt was born in Gatesville, North Carolina. Holt has won four Grammy awards for his music and is a popular performer in traditional mountain music.

3. In 1971, riots broke out at the Central Prison in Raleigh, North Carolina, resulting in the deaths of 29 inmates and one correctional officer. The riot was one of the deadliest in U.S. history and led to significant reforms within the prison system.

4. On August 26, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast, causing widespread damage and devastation. Many evacuees from affected areas fled to North Carolina in the weeks and months after the storm.

5. In 2016, protesters gathered in Durham, North Carolina to topple a Confederate statue in front of the old Durham County Courthouse. The event sparked a national debate about the meaning and place of Confederate symbols in modern America.
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