1. On March 30, 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution was officially ratified, giving African American men the right to vote in North Carolina and throughout the United States. This amendment was a significant milestone in the fight for civil rights and helped to ensure equal access to the ballot box for all citizens.
2. In 1960, a tornado struck the town of Laurinburg, North Carolina on March 30, causing extensive damage and killing 12 people. The storm was part of a larger outbreak of tornadoes that swept across the southeastern United States, and it remains one of the deadliest tornadoes in North Carolina history.
3. On March 30, 1981, North Carolina State University won its second NCAA men's basketball championship by defeating the University of Houston in the championship game. The victory was a significant moment for the school and its basketball program, and cemented NC State's place in college basketball history.
4. In 1865, the Battle of Lewis's Farm took place in North Carolina on March 30. The battle was a small engagement between Union and Confederate forces, and though it was not significant in terms of overall strategy, it remains a vivid example of the violence and chaos of the Civil War.
5. On March 30, 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a controversial law known as the "budget adjustments act," which made significant cuts to education, healthcare, and other government programs in an effort to balance the state budget. The law sparked protests and debate across the state, and remains a topic of political controversy to this day.
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