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5 Fun Facts About October 31 In North Carolina History

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1. The Battle of Alamance took place on October 31, 1771, in what is now Alamance County. The battle was a precursor to the American Revolution, as it was fought between colonial militia and Regulators, who were unhappy with corrupt British officials.

2. Chimney Rock State Park officially opened to the public on October 31, 1916. The park is home to one of the most iconic landmarks in the state - Chimney Rock - and offers spectacular views of Hickory Nut Gorge.

3. On October 31, 1979, a major hurricane hit North Carolina's coast. Hurricane David caused widespread damage and flooding, resulting in over $80 million in damages and five fatalities.

4. The University of North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Duke Blue Devils 41-0 in a football game on October 31, 1992. This was the largest margin of victory in the rivalry's history, and the Tar Heels went on to win the ACC championship that year.

5. On October 31, 2003, the North Carolina State Fair set a new attendance record. Over 147,000 people visited the fairgrounds that day, enjoying carnival rides, fried food, and a variety of entertainment.
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