1. In 1780, the Battle of Charlotte took place during the American Revolutionary War. It was a minor victory for the British army, as they seized a large quantity of supplies and ammunition.
2. On October 9, 1825, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill held its first classes after being closed for several years due to financial difficulties. It is the oldest public university in the United States.
3. In 1906, North Carolina Governor Robert Glenn signed a law prohibiting child labor under the age of twelve, making it the first state in the South to prohibit child labor.
4. On October 9, 1951, the first black student was admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Harvey Beech led a group of five students who challenged the university's segregation policy, and their case became part of the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education.
5. In 1983, Hurricane Gloria hit the North Carolina coast, causing extensive damage to homes, businesses, and infrastructure. The storm was one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit the state in the 20th century, with damage estimates reaching over $900 million.
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