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5 Fun Facts About October 27 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1787, the first North Carolina state Constitution was ratified by the state's General Assembly. The Constitution, which established separate branches of government, served as the foundation for the state's political system for decades.

2. On October 27, 1906, The Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper was first published. The daily newspaper has been a staple of Western North Carolina for over a century, reporting on local and national news, politics, and culture.

3. In 1959, North Carolina became the first state to adopt an anti-littering campaign. The statewide "Keep North Carolina Beautiful" campaign set the standard for environmental conservation and inspired similar efforts nationwide.

4. On October 27, 1986, a severe storm system swept through Central and Eastern North Carolina, causing widespread damage and flooding. The storm was responsible for 15 deaths and $465 million in damages.

5. In 2014, the North Carolina State University Wolfpack football team gained national attention by beating rival Florida State University, who was ranked as the top team in the country at the time. The Wolfpack's upset victory was one of the highlights of the college football season and sparked a renewed sense of pride for the team and its fans.
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