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5 Fun Facts About September 17 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1787, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the United States Constitution, which established the modern federal government.

2. On September 17, 1862, the Battle of Antietam took place in Maryland during the American Civil War. North Carolina troops, including soldiers from the famous "Tar Heel" Division, fought on both sides of the conflict.

3. On September 17, 1900, Orville Wright arrived in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to begin a series of glider experiments that would eventually lead to the first successful powered flight in history.

4. In 1920, the Charlotte City Council created the first paid Fire Department in the city's history on September 17.

5. On September 17, 2018, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Hurricane Florence Disaster Recovery Act, which allocated millions of dollars to assist residents and businesses affected by the storm in September 2018.
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