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5 Fun Facts About October 8 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1957, the North Carolina State Board of Education voted to integrate public schools, sparking heated debates and protests across the state.

2. On October 8, 1701, the first recorded jury trial in North Carolina took place in Chowan County.

3. In 1896, Wilbur Wright, one half of the famous Wright Brothers duo, conducted his first glider flight in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, marking a significant milestone in the history of aviation.

4. On October 8, 2005, Hurricane Wilma made landfall in North Carolina, causing widespread damage and power outages across the state.

5. The Battle of New Bern, a Civil War battle fought on March 14, 1862, began with a Confederate attack on Union forces stationed in the North Carolina town. However, it wasn't until October 8, 1864, that Union forces were able to finally capture and occupy New Bern, a crucial strategic victory in the war.
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