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Nov. 22, 1718 Blackbeard’s Death: Off with his head On Nov. 22, 1718, the infamous pirate Blackbeard was killed. Reported to have been a privateer during Queen Anne’s War, Blackbeard is said to have turned […]

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Oct. 2, 1961 The Battleship North Carolina arrives in Wilmington The Battleship North Carolina came to Wilmington on this day in 1961. The mighty ship opened to the public just a couple of weeks later. At the […]

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Sept. 17, 1787 Signers in Philadelphia endorse federal Constitution On Sept. 17, 1787, a majority of delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia approved the U.S. Constitution, with North Carolina representatives William Blount, Richard Dobbs […]

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Aug. 30, 1983 Astronaut William Thornton and the Space Shuttle Challenger History was made on Aug. 30, 1983, as Faison native William Thornton barreled into space from Cape Canaveral, Fla., aboard the shuttle Challenger. Born in […]