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On December 11, 1789, the General Assembly passed a bill chartering a state-supported university.

On November 21, 1757, the town of Halifax was established by the colonial legislature, which was meeting in New Bern. The act called for the establishment of a town on the lands of James Leslie on the Roanoke River.

On October 9, 1866, Governor William Walton Kitchin was born near Scotland Neck.

On February 21, 1893, the General Assembly adopted Esse Quam Videri as the official state motto. Translated from Latin, the phrase means “To be rather than to seem.”