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5 Fun Facts About February 11 In North Carolina History

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1. On February 11, 1865, Union General William T. Sherman began his march across North Carolina during the Civil War. His troops marched from Fayetteville to Goldsboro, encountering skirmishes with Confederate forces along the way.

2. The Carolina Hurricanes, North Carolina's professional ice hockey team, played their first game in Raleigh on February 11, 1999. The Hurricanes won the game 3-2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

3. Charlotte, North Carolina hosted the NBA All-Star Game on February 11, 2019. The game was held at the Spectrum Center and featured some of the league's top players, including LeBron James and Stephen Curry.

4. On February 11, 1974, musician and native North Carolinian, Doc Watson, won his first Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album. He went on to win three more Grammy Awards during his career.

5. North Carolina State University was founded on February 11, 1887, as the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Today, the university is a leading research institution and home to over 34,000 students.
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