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5 Fun Facts About November 23 In North Carolina History

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1. On November 23, 1909, North Carolina Governor William Kitchin approved a bill to establish the North Carolina State Industrial Association. The association aimed to promote industrial growth and development in the state.

2. In 1934, the first feature-length film shot entirely in North Carolina, "Carolina," premiered in Charlotte on November 23. The romantic comedy starred Janet Gaynor and Lionel Barrymore and was filmed in several locations throughout the state.

3. On November 23, 1942, the Battle of Tarawa began during World War II. The battle was fought on the Tarawa Atoll in the Pacific Ocean and resulted in a significant Allied victory. Many North Carolinians served in the Marines and Navy during the battle.

4. The North Carolina State Bar was established on November 23, 1933. The organization was created to regulate the practice of law in the state and to uphold the ethical and professional standards of the legal profession.

5. In 1984, the first North Carolina Lottery was held on November 23. The lottery was established to fund education in the state and has since funded various education initiatives, including K-12 school construction and college scholarships.
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