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5 Fun Facts About March 6 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1836, the town of Monroe was incorporated in Union County, North Carolina. It was named after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States.

2. In 1865, during the Civil War, General William T. Sherman's troops entered Fayetteville, North Carolina, and occupied the town. This was part of Sherman's March to the Sea, a military campaign aimed at destroying Confederate infrastructure and weakening their ability to wage war.

3. In 1924, George Washington Carver visited North Carolina State College (now known as North Carolina State University) to deliver a lecture on agriculture. Carver was a prominent scientist and inventor who worked to improve the lives of farmers and promote sustainable agriculture.

4. In 1987, the first flight of the F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet took place at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The Strike Eagle is a multirole fighter designed for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat, and has been used extensively in conflicts around the world.

5. In 2018, a snowstorm hit western North Carolina, depositing up to two feet of snow in some areas. The storm caused widespread power outages and travel disruptions, and led to several deaths due to accidents and exposure.
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