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5 Fun Facts About October 26 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1775, William Tryon, the governor of North Carolina, convened the assembly in Hillsborough to call for support for the American Revolution.

2. In 1908, the first Ford Model T automobile was sold in Charlotte, North Carolina, for a price of $850.

3. In 1942, the first women's Marine Corps recruit depot was established at Camp Lejeune in Onslow County, North Carolina.

4. In 1967, Dr. Robert F. Sproull of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was appointed the director of the National Science Foundation.

5. In 2003, the Charlotte Bobcats played their first game as an expansion team in the National Basketball Association. They lost to the Washington Wizards by a score of 93-89.
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