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5 Fun Facts About June 18 In North Carolina History

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1. On June 18, 1775, a small battle known as the Battle of Belews Creek took place near Belews Creek in Forsyth County. This was one of the earliest skirmishes of the American Revolution fought in North Carolina.
2. In 1815, the construction of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's first building, Old East, was completed on June 18th. This building, along with Old West, is still standing and is a symbol of the university's rich history.
3. On June 18, 1941, the North Carolina Symphony was founded. Since then, the symphony has become one of the most highly regarded regional orchestras in the United States.
4. On this day in 2009, North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan submitted a bill to the U.S. Senate to establish a national day of recognition for beloved North Carolina-born entertainer Andy Griffith.
5. In 1976, on June 18th, the famous bluegrass band The Seldom Scene gave a concert in Charlotte that was recorded and later released as a live album. The album is considered a classic in the bluegrass genre and showcases the band's tight harmonies and virtuosic musicianship.
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