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5 Fun Facts About March 13 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1781, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse took place in present-day Greensboro. The battle was a major turning point in the Revolutionary War and resulted in a British retreat from North Carolina.

2. In 1942, the first American amphibious landing of World War II took place at Wilmington. This was part of Operation Torch and involved the US Army's 9th Infantry Division capturing the island of Guadalcanal.

3. In 1980, the state's largest snowstorm on record began on March 13 and continued for three days. Snowfall levels ranged from 14 inches to 22 inches across the state, and widespread power outages occurred.

4. In 1996, the Dunbar Armored robbery took place in Charlotte. Thieves disguised as police officers stole $17.3 million from an armored truck parked outside a bank. The robbers were eventually caught and prosecuted.

5. In 2014, Duke University won the ACC championship in basketball by defeating the University of North Carolina 93-81 in Greensboro. This was the Blue Devils' 19th ACC championship and cemented their place as one of the most successful college basketball programs in history.
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