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5 Fun Facts About June 22 In North Carolina History

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1. On June 22, 1864, the Civil War Battle of Kinston began in Kinston, North Carolina. Union forces under the command of General William T. Sherman attacked Confederate forces defending the town. The two-day battle ended in a Union victory and helped pave the way for Sherman's march to the sea later that year.

2. June 22, 1937, was the date of the landmark Supreme Court decision in the case of Sprague v. Ticonic National Bank. The decision established the principle that federal courts have the power to dismiss cases based on lack of jurisdiction, even if the parties involved have already gone to trial.

3. On June 22, 1954, the famous musician and North Carolina native Doc Watson made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry radio program. Watson, who was already well-known in the world of traditional music, was introduced as "a young man who plays the guitar like nobody in the world."

4. In 1963, June 22 was proclaimed as "Law Day" in North Carolina. This annual commemoration was established by the State Bar Association to promote public understanding of the law and the legal system, and to honor the contributions of lawyers and judges to society.

5. The town of Banner Elk, North Carolina, was incorporated on June 22, 1911. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this picturesque town is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities, including skiing, hiking, and fishing.
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