Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About May 30 In North Carolina History

---Learn Every Day: NC Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history nc To: 618-270-4005---

1. On May 30, 1868, North Carolina was readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War. This was the culmination of the state's efforts to meet the Reconstruction requirements set by the US Congress.

2. On May 30, 1908, the Wright brothers made their first flights at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This was the first time that aircraft had flown under full control of the pilot, making it a major milestone in aviation history.

3. On May 30, 1921, the Great Fire of Winston-Salem swept through the city and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings. The fire is believed to have started after a truck delivering gasoline to a service station caught fire and exploded.

4. On May 30, 1942, the USS Block Island was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of North Carolina. The ship was serving as an aircraft carrier in the Atlantic during World War II when it was hit by multiple torpedoes.

5. On May 30, 1991, NASCAR driver Davey Allison was killed in a helicopter crash at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. Allison, who was born in Hueytown, Alabama, had won 19 Cup races during his career and was considered one of the sport's rising stars.
  • Tags: NC

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping