1. In 1781, General Nathanael Greene led his troops to victory over the British Army in the Battle of Eutaw Springs, marking the last major engagement of the Revolutionary War in the South.
2. On June 25, 1844, the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad officially opened, connecting the North Carolina capital city with the town of Gaston in Halifax County. This marked an important milestone in the development of the state's transportation infrastructure.
3. In 1868, the North Carolina Constitution was ratified, paving the way for the state's readmission to the Union after the Civil War. This constitution abolished slavery and established new protections for individual rights and liberties.
4. On June 25, 1927, the city of Charlotte hosted its first airport dedication ceremony for the Charlotte Municipal Airport. This airport, now known as Charlotte Douglas International Airport, has become one of the busiest airports in the country and a major economic driver for the region.
5. In 1982, Jim Valvano was hired as head coach of the North Carolina State University men's basketball team. Valvano would go on to lead the team to an improbable NCAA championship victory in 1983, and his inspiring legacy continues to be celebrated by Wolfpack fans and the larger basketball community.
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