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5 Fun Facts About October 5 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1882, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill held its first classes for female students. The university had previously only admitted male students, but the Board of Trustees decided to allow women to enroll in some classes.

2. On October 5, 1929, the city of Greensboro celebrated the opening of its new municipal airport. This was a significant development in the city's history, as the airport helped to establish Greensboro as a hub for air travel in the region.

3. In 1953, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the first minimum wage law in the state. This law established a minimum wage of 75 cents per hour for most workers, and helped to address issues of economic inequality in the state.

4. On October 5, 1989, Charlotte-based bank NCNB announced that it was merging with Texas-based bank C&S/Sovran to form NationsBank. This was a major development in the banking industry, as NationsBank would go on to become one of the largest banks in the United States.

5. In 2017, Hurricane Nate made landfall in North Carolina, causing significant damage and flooding in the southeastern part of the state. The storm brought high winds and heavy rain, causing power outages and road closures in many areas. Despite this, North Carolina was relatively lucky in comparison to neighboring states that were hit much harder by the storm.
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