Topics Related to This Day in North Carolina History

On February 13, 1941, Piedmont Blues musician “Blind Boy Fuller” died in Durham.

On February 3, 1983, Henry Frye was sworn in as North Carolina’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

On September 1, 1898, Carl Schenck opened the nation’s first school of forestry.

The school has its roots in 1895 when George Vanderbilt, who had just completed the Biltmore House, hired German-born Schenck to manage and restore his vast woodland properties.

On September 30, 1956, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Williamsboro was reconsecrated by the Right Reverend Edwin A. Penick, Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, following the building’s careful restoration.

On October 24, 1911, Orville Wright set a world soaring record of nine minutes and 45 seconds of unpowered flight on the Outer Banks. 

On November 25, 1780, senior officers of the Southern Department of the Continental Army met at Camp New Providence, near Charlotte, to develop a strategy to respond to the impending invasion of North Carolina.