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5 Fun Facts About May 29 In North Carolina History

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1. The first documented flight in North Carolina took place on May 29, 1911, when aviator Eugene Ely flew a Curtiss pusher biplane off the deck of the USS Birmingham in Norfolk, Virginia, and landed on a makeshift runway at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

2. May 29, 1982, marked the opening of the North Carolina Zoo, which spans over 2,000 acres in Asheboro and is home to over 1,600 animals from around the world, including several endangered species.

3. On May 29, 1765, the Stamp Act Congress Resolves were adopted in New Bern, North Carolina, in response to the British government's imposition of taxes on printed materials in the American colonies. The resolutions asserted the colonists' rights to self-government and fair representation.

4. In 1790, the city of Raleigh was officially established as the capital of North Carolina, replacing New Bern. The first capitol building was completed in 1794 and served as the seat of state government until 1831.

5. On May 29, 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, declaring segregation in public schools unconstitutional. The case originated in Topeka, Kansas, but was argued by North Carolina attorney Thurgood Marshall, who later became the first African American justice on the Supreme Court.
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