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5 Fun Facts About March 29 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1836, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled in favor of the state's Cherokee tribe, stating that they were entitled to keep their land and legal rights despite the state's attempt to forcibly remove them.

2. In 1865, as the Civil War came to a close, Confederate General Wade Hampton surrendered his troops to Union General William T. Sherman in Durham, North Carolina.

3. In 1961, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill became the first university in the South to integrate with the enrollment of African American student LeRoy Frasier.

4. In 1974, the first McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina opened in Charlotte, bringing the fast food chain to the state for the first time.

5. In 2017, Governor Roy Cooper signed a bill repealing the controversial North Carolina "bathroom bill" which required transgender individuals to use the bathroom corresponding to their sex at birth. The bill had drawn widespread criticism and boycotts from companies and the sports community.
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