1. On November 10, 1954, the Supreme Court of North Carolina upheld the state's law requiring racial segregation in public schools, in the case known as Brown v. Board of Education II. The decision sparked controversy and protests, and played a role in the larger civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.
2. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the creation of the United States Marine Corps. Many North Carolinians have served in the Corps over the years, and the state is home to several Marine Corps bases, including Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
3. On November 10, 1898, a violent coup d'etat took place in Wilmington, North Carolina, in which an armed mob of white supremacists overthrew the city's elected government and expelled black citizens from positions of power. The event is widely regarded as one of the worst instances of racial violence and political terrorism in American history.
4. On November 10, 1884, the city of Asheville, North Carolina was incorporated. Today, Asheville is known for its vibrant arts scene, craft beer culture, and outdoor recreation opportunities.
5. On November 10, 1989, the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team announced that it would move to a new stadium in downtown Durham, North Carolina. The team became internationally famous after the release of the film “Bull Durham” in 1988, and the new ballpark helped revitalize the city's downtown area.
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