1. On March 18, 1767, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Regulator Act, which established courts in each county to handle issues related to land ownership and taxes. This act led to years of tensions between the colonial government and the Regulator movement, which sought to challenge the corrupt practices of local officials.
2. On March 18, 1837, the North Carolina State Capitol building in Raleigh was destroyed by a fire. The building was eventually rebuilt, and the new capitol was completed in 1840. Today, the building serves as the home of the North Carolina General Assembly.
3. On March 18, 1925, the North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey was established. This organization is responsible for researching and providing geological information to the public, including information about the state's mineral resources and geologic hazards.
4. On March 18, 1955, North Carolina native Clyde Hoey was appointed as the 58th Governor of North Carolina. A Democrat, Hoey served as governor until his death in 1954.
5. On March 18, 1999, the North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketball team won the NCAA Championship, defeating the Michigan State Spartans 89-72. The Tar Heels were led by head coach Bill Guthridge and stars such as Ed Cota, Brendan Haywood, and Vince Carter. The championship was the third in program history.
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