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5 Fun Facts About May 28 In North Carolina History

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1. On May 28, 1754, the first documented account of the Moravian Church in North Carolina occurred. Count Zinzendorf, a leader of the Moravian Church, visited the colony and established a settlement in Bethabara, which became the first Moravian colony in North Carolina.

2. In 1830, a fire broke out in Raleigh, North Carolina, that lasted for several days and destroyed much of the city. The fire reportedly started in a cabinetmaker's shop and spread quickly due to strong winds. The disaster prompted officials to establish a fire department and implement new safety regulations for building construction.

3. May 28, 1945, marked the opening of the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company tower in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The bank's headquarters, now part of Wells Fargo, was the tallest building in the state at the time of its construction.

4. Basketball player Michael Jordan, a North Carolina native, won his first NBA championship with the Chicago Bulls on May 28, 1991. Jordan, who played for the University of North Carolina in college, led the Bulls to six championship titles during his career.

5. On May 28, 2020, protests erupted in Charlotte and other cities across North Carolina in response to the death of George Floyd. The protests, which lasted for several days, called for police reform and an end to systemic racism in the United States.
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