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5 Fun Facts About September 20 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1663, King Charles II of England granted a charter to eight Lord Proprietors, including Sir George Carteret and Sir William Berkeley, which included the land that would become North Carolina.
2. On September 20, 1900, the first electric streetcar began running in Raleigh, North Carolina. It traveled along Fayetteville Street and marked a significant milestone in the city's transportation history.
3. In 1975, Chapel Hill, North Carolina became the first municipality in the United States to elect an openly gay person to public office. Jim Wallace was elected to the Chapel Hill Town Council, making history and paving the way for LGBTQ+ representation in politics.
4. On September 20, 1986, the North Carolina State Wolfpack defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks in a football game that came down to the final seconds. The Wolfpack won on a controversial last-second touchdown that is remembered as one of the most exciting finishes in the history of college football.
5. In 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina, causing widespread damage and flooding across the state. The storm caused billions of dollars in damage and resulted in dozens of fatalities, highlighting the importance of emergency preparedness and the impact of climate change.
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