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  • Sir Walter Raleigh sends Samuel Mace on a voyage to North Carolina to search for survivors of the Lost Colony

    Sir Walter Raleigh sends Samuel Mace on a voyage to North Carolina to search for survivors of the Lost Colony
    15 years after the abandonment of the colony, Raleigh renewed his search for it by sending Samuel Mace. It might have been an effort to keep Raleigh's belief alive by suggesting that the colony still existed. But while sailing, Samuel and his crew ended in the wrong spot, close to Cape Fear.
  • The area decided to name themselves North Carolina

    The area decided to name themselves North Carolina
    North Carolina was named after King Charles I and King Charles II of England. The name "Carolina" comes from the Latin word "Carolinus," meaning "of Charles." They were still apart of South Carolina when they made this change.
  • North Carolina becomes a separate colony from South Carolina

    North Carolina becomes a separate colony from South Carolina
    This agreement basically meant that North Carolina and South Carolina were no longer connected to each other and North and South Carolina could and would become a royal colony.
  • North Carolina becomes an English royal colony

    North Carolina becomes an English royal colony
    The Lord Proprietors sold their interests in the Carolina colony back to the English Crown, and North and South Carolina became separate royal colonies.
  • The colony of North Carolina is won by Great Britain during the French and Indian War

    The colony of North Carolina is won by Great Britain during the French and Indian War
    Even though North Carolina was fighting the Cherokee Indians, Great Britain still had owned their colony.
  • North Carolina was admitted to the Union

    North Carolina was admitted to the Union
    North Carolina was the 12th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Esse Quam videri " the State Motto is translated as " To be, rather than to seem "
  • The capital of North Carolina, which had previously been located in New Bern, is moved to Raleigh

    The capital of North Carolina, which had previously been located in New Bern, is moved to Raleigh
    After the original capital of NC, New Bern was burnt down, they decided to move it to Raleigh.
  • Univ. of North Carolina becomes the nation's first state university

    Univ. of North Carolina becomes the nation's first state university
    In the 222 years since the university first opened its doors to students, there have been many welcomed changes. The campus expanded from 100 to 729 acres, and the student body population has grown exponentially.
  • First gold nugget is found at Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County

    First gold nugget is found at Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County
    The Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County held out the initial golden promise to the people of Piedmont and the nation.
  • North Carolina becomes known as the "Rip Van Winkle" state

    North Carolina becomes known as the "Rip Van Winkle" state
    They call it this because they make so little progress that it appears to be asleep.
  • The "Walton War" is fought between residents of Georgia and North Carolina.

    The "Walton War" is fought between residents of Georgia and North Carolina.
    spurred by inter-state rivalry and state expansion, Georgia took charge and established Walton County out. Georgia named the county in honor of George Walton, a Senator who signed the Declaration of Independence. North Carolina did not like Georgia’s move, but they refused to acquiesce to the Georgia government. This led to the beginning of the short-lived Walton War.
  • North Carolina Native, Andrew Jackson becomes the 7th president

    North Carolina Native, Andrew Jackson becomes the 7th president
    Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 in the Waxhaws region between North Carolina and South Carolina. He was later elected the seventh president of the United States in 1828
  • Edward B. Dudley becomes the first popularly elected governor of North Carolina.

    Edward B. Dudley becomes the first popularly elected governor of North Carolina.
    He won the election, defeating the incumbent Governor, Richard Dobbs Spaight by about 4,000 votes. Dudley was the first North Carolina governor elected by popular vote.
  • The first public schools open in North Carolina

    The first public schools open in North Carolina
    The Williamsburg Community in the southeastern section of Rockingham County is proud to be the site of the first public free school in North Carolina which opened on January 20, 1840.
  • The first North Carolina State Fair is held.

    The first North Carolina State Fair is held.
    The North Carolina State Fair was first held by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society at a site east of Raleigh in 1853. The event has been held at three different locations since, finding its current home in 1928.
  • The United States Civil War. Some 40,000 North Carolinian's are killed in war

    The United States Civil War. Some 40,000 North Carolinian's are killed in war
    That the state contributed more men and lost more men in Confederate service than any other Southern state.
  • The Battle of Bentonville becomes the bloodiest battle fought in NC

    The Battle of Bentonville becomes the bloodiest battle fought in NC
    The Battle of Bentonville was fought in Bentonville, North Carolina, near the town of Four Oaks, as part of the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War. It was the last battle between the armies of Union.
  • North Carolina is readmitted to the Union

    North Carolina is readmitted to the Union
    North Carolina ratified the 14th Amendment on July 4, 1868, and was readmitted to the Union.
  • The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is created.

    The North Carolina Department of Agriculture is created.
    Through these farmers' clubs, Polk secured the establishment in 1887 of a state college of agriculture, the modern North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
  • The textile and furniture industries grow rapidly in North Carolina.

    The textile and furniture industries grow rapidly in North Carolina.
    it has also continued to thrive and evolve into market segments that are more technical in nature. The sections of this website will explore the different areas of the textile industry and the evolution of the development in North Carolina.
  • The Wright brothers make the first successful flight at Kitty Hawk, NC

    The Wright brothers make the first successful flight at Kitty Hawk, NC
    First airplane flies. Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first successful flight in the history of a self-propelled, heavier-than-air aircraft.
  • Tobacco becomes an important crop in North Carolina

    Tobacco becomes an important crop in North Carolina
    While curing a batch of tobacco in a smoky barn, he let the wood fire go out and quickly restarted it with charcoal. The intense heat cured the tobacco quickly, turning it a vivid yellow. When this "Brightleaf" (or flue-cured) tobacco was sold, it proved appealing to smokers, and within a decade, flue-cured tobacco became one of the most common varieties in production.
  • Hurricane Hazel batters the Carolina coast

    Hurricane Hazel batters the Carolina coast
    Landfall occurred on the North Carolina/South Carolina border on the morning of October 15th as the system was starting to transition into an extra-tropical storm.
  • The first ever sit-in at Greensboro, North Carolina, to protest segregation

    The first ever sit-in at Greensboro, North Carolina, to protest segregation
    The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960, which led to the Woolworth department store chain removing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States.
  • The North Carolina Fund, established by Governor Sanford, works to end poverty in North Carolina and becomes a model for programs across the nation.

    The North Carolina Fund, established by Governor Sanford, works to end poverty in North Carolina and becomes a model for programs across the nation.
    By 1960 the state’s rate of growth had been falling for decades, in part because of heavy emigration due to the declining number of agricultural jobs. Governor Sanford promised to experiment with new programs and ideas in order to enable North Carolinians to compete in a rapidly changing society.
  • Hurricane Hugo strikes North Carolina and does major damage.

    Hurricane Hugo strikes North Carolina and does major damage.
    in the dead of night, they huddled in their houses, frightened by the sounds of nature’s fury exploding around them – trees and power poles snapping, electric transformers popping, and other loose objects turning into missiles by winds that exceeded 80 mph.
  • Hurricane Floyd slams into North Carolina, bringing with it flood waters

    Hurricane Floyd slams into North Carolina, bringing with it flood waters
    Floyd approached major hurricane strength with winds of 110 mph, just north of the Leeward Islands. A turn to the west, caused by the building of high pressures, was followed by a period of rapid intensification.
  • North Carolina Hurricanes won hockey's Stanley Cup

    North Carolina Hurricanes won hockey's Stanley Cup
    The 2006 Stanley Cup Finals was the championship series of the National Hockey League's 2005–06 season, and the culmination of the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs.
  • 7 people in North Carolina charged with plotting terror attacks in foreign countries

    7 people in North Carolina charged with plotting terror attacks in foreign countries
    A father, his two sons and four other North Carolina men are accused of military-style training at home and plotting "violent jihad" through a series of terror attacks abroad
  • Hurricane Irene made landfall in North Carolina

    Hurricane Irene made landfall in North Carolina
    Irene makes landfall in N.C.; 4 deaths reported.