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5 Fun Facts About October 11 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1886, Charlotte held its first-ever state fair on October 11. It was organized by the Mecklenburg Agricultural Society and featured exhibits of agricultural products, livestock, and farm machinery.

2. On October 11, 1932, 50,000 textile workers went on strike in North Carolina's Piedmont region, demanding better wages and working conditions. The strike lasted for months and marked a turning point in the state's labor history.

3. The first documented flight of an airplane in North Carolina happened on October 11, 1905. Wilbur Wright piloted a plane at Kill Devil Hills, near Kitty Hawk, for a record-breaking 24.2 miles.

4. On October 11, 1776, the British fleet bombarded the small harbor town of Beaufort, North Carolina, as part of the Revolutionary War. The attack lasted for two days and destroyed many of the town's buildings and homes.

5. The University of North Carolina at Asheville was founded on October 11, 1927. It began as a two-year junior college and has since grown into a full-fledged liberal arts university with a picturesque campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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