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5 Fun Facts About January 11 In North Carolina History

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1. On January 11, 1788, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the United States Constitution, joining the union.

2. In 1863, during the Civil War, the Battle of White Hall took place near Goldsboro, North Carolina. Confederate troops successfully defended the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad from Union forces.

3. On January 11, 1920, North Carolina became the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

4. In 1971, a fatal flash flood occurred in the town of Hertford, North Carolina. Heavy rainfall caused the Perquimans River to overflow, resulting in the deaths of 11 people.

5. On January 11, 2013, the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team defeated the Florida State Seminoles 77-72 in a thrilling ACC conference game. UNC went on to make it to the NCAA Tournament that year, but were eliminated in the third round.
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