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5 Fun Facts About September 6 In North Carolina History

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1. In 1901, the Wright Brothers arrived in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina to begin their pioneering flight experiments. They chose this location due to its consistent winds and flat, sandy terrain. On September 6, 1901, they conducted their first successful glider flight, which lasted for about seven seconds.

2. On September 6, 1909, the first North Carolina State Fair was held in Raleigh. The fair, which continues to this day, features agricultural exhibits, carnival rides, and various competitions and events. It has become a popular annual tradition for locals and visitors alike.

3. In a tragic event on September 6, 1903, two passenger trains collided head-on in the town of Salisbury, North Carolina. The accident resulted in the deaths of 23 people and injuries to over 100 others. It remains one of the deadliest train accidents in North Carolina history.

4. On September 6, 1995, Hurricane Fran made landfall in North Carolina, causing widespread damage and flooding throughout the state. The hurricane caused 34 deaths and over $3 billion in damage, making it one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit North Carolina in recent history.

5. In September 6, 1968, the Charlotte Motor Speedway held its first NASCAR race. The track has since become one of the most famous and popular NASCAR venues, hosting several major races each year, including the Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America 500.
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