1) In 1861, the state of North Carolina voted to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy during the Civil War. This decision was made during a statewide convention held in Raleigh on November 6th.
2) On November 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified by North Carolina, officially abolishing slavery throughout the country.
3) The North Carolina State Fair, one of the largest agricultural fairs in the Southeast, held its first event on November 6, 1853, in Raleigh. This annual event draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.
4) November 6, 1984, marked the first time a woman was elected governor of North Carolina. Democrat Easley Beatrice Roper won the election and served as governor for four years.
5) The USS North Carolina, a World War II-era battleship, was commissioned on November 6, 1941. The ship, now a museum and tourist attraction in Wilmington, served in some of the most important battles of the war, including the D-Day invasion of Normandy.
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