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5 Fun Facts About February 18 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1766, the British Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, a tax on printed materials, which had caused widespread protests and unrest in the colonies, including in North Carolina.

2. In 1865, Union General William T. Sherman's army captured Fayetteville, North Carolina during the Civil War, as part of his famous "March to the Sea."

3. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote. North Carolina was the last state in the South to ratify the amendment, doing so on May 6, 1971.

4. In 1954, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill became the first public university in the South to enroll an African American student, Harvey Beech, after a long legal battle.

5. In 1983, renowned novelist and North Carolina native Thomas Wolfe was posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel "The Complete Works of Thomas Wolfe," which was edited and published by his longtime friend and fellow writer, Maxwell Perkins.
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