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5 Fun Facts About November 14 In North Carolina History

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1. Birth of William Holden: On November 14, 1818, William Woods Holden was born in Orange County, North Carolina. Holden went on to become a journalist, publisher, and politician, serving as the governor of North Carolina from 1868 to 1871.

2. Cherokee Nation vs. Georgia: On November 14, 1831, the case of Cherokee Nation v. Georgia was presented before the Supreme Court of the United States. The case would ultimately lead to the forced removal of thousands of Cherokee from their ancestral lands in North Carolina.

3. Dedication of the State Capitol: On November 14, 1840, the new State Capitol in Raleigh was dedicated. The building, which is still standing, is one of the most iconic and recognizable landmarks in North Carolina.

4. First railroad line in North Carolina: On November 14, 1851, the first railroad line in North Carolina began operations. The line connected Goldsboro and Wilmington, and would eventually become the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

5. Discovery of the Lost Colony: On November 14, 1867, archaeologist and historian Edward Curtis discovered the remains of what was believed to be the lost colony of Roanoke Island. The colony, established in 1587, had disappeared without a trace. The discovery added new insight into the mysterious fate of the lost colonists.
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