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5 Fun Facts About March 26 In North Carolina History

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1) In 1775, the city of Halifax, North Carolina, became the site of the first colonial assembly to support the Continental Army and declare independence from Great Britain.

2) On March 26, 1964, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. visited Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and gave a speech at the University of North Carolina where he discussed the importance of civil rights and the need for unity in America.

3) North Carolina's state flag was adopted on March 26, 1885. The flag features a white star on a blue square with two bars of red and white on either side of the square.

4) On this day in 1937, the North Carolina Museum of Art was established in Raleigh. The museum houses a collection of more than 5,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of human history.

5) In 1979, basketball legend Michael Jordan played his first college basketball game at the University of North Carolina. Jordan would go on to become one of the most successful and influential athletes of all time.
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