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5 Fun Facts About November 26 In North Carolina History

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1. On November 26, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the United States Constitution.
2. Asheboro, North Carolina, was founded on November 26, 1796, and named after Samuel Ashe, who was the Governor of North Carolina from 1795 to 1798.
3. On November 26, 1864, during the American Civil War, General William T. Sherman's Union army began its march through North Carolina, leaving a path of destruction and devastation behind them.
4. The historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, opened its doors to the public for the first time on November 26, 1930. The 250-room chateau was built by George Vanderbilt between 1889 and 1895 and is one of the largest homes in the United States.
5. The first NBA game was played in North Carolina on November 26, 1949. The game was between the Washington Capitols and the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and was played at the Greensboro Coliseum.
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