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5 Fun Facts About March 16 In North Carolina History

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1. On March 16, 1910, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the "Good Roads" bill, which provided funds for the construction of better highways and roads throughout the state. This marked a significant moment in the history of transportation infrastructure in North Carolina.

2. March 16, 1942, saw the establishment of Camp Butner in Granville County, North Carolina. The camp served as a training center for soldiers during World War II and later became a psychiatric hospital.

3. In 1972, the North Carolina Zoological Park opened to the public for the first time on March 16. The zoo is located in Asheboro and is home to over 1,500 animals from around the world.

4. The North Carolina Museum of Art was established on March 16, 1947. Over the years, the museum has expanded and now boasts a collection of over 40,000 works of art from various time periods and cultures.

5. On March 16, 1985, North Carolina basketball legend Michael Jordan scored his 2,000th point of the season in a game against Duke. Jordan went on to become one of the greatest basketball players of all time and a cultural icon around the world.
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