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Sunday, January 3, 2010

No More Posts

Now that I've completed a whole cycle of what happened on each day in the Carolinas, I will not be posting new blog posts because most of it would be a repeat of what I've already posted. History doesn't change, but new history is added. For this reason, I plan to leave this blog up as a resource for people who are interested in what has happened each day in the Carolinas.

Many blessings,

Thursday, December 31, 2009

December 31

1879
The Federal Point Lighthouse on the North Carolina Cape Fear River was placed out of service.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

December 30

1862
The USS. Monitor sank in a storm off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Just nine months earlier, the ship had been part of a revolution in naval warfare when the ironclad dueled to a standstill with the C.S.S. Virginia (Merrimack) off Hampton Roads, Virginia, in one of the most famous naval battles in history--the first time two ironclads faced each other in a naval engagement. By December, the Monitor was no longer needed in Virginia, so she was sent to Beaufort, North Carolina to join a fleet being assembled for an attack on Charleston, South Carolina.

2004
Scotty Rhodarmer did his last show on WWNC-AM 570, in Asheville, North Carolina. Rhodarmer did the morning show for 50 years beginning in 1954.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

December 29

1808
President Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and succeeded the presidency after Lincoln's assasination. He was impeached and then acquitted.

1969
British-American Actress, Jennifer Ehle, was born in Winston-Salem, NC. Her best known starring role was as Elizabeth Bennett in the 1995 mini-series, Pride & Prejudice. Colin Firth play Mr. Darcy.

Monday, December 28, 2009

December 28

1832
John C. Calhoun became the first American vice president to resign from office. He served under Presidents John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. He gave his resignation after a series of political disagreements with President Jackson. He later became a US Senator for South Carolina.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

December 27

1780
Patriots defeated the British at Williamson's Plantation, South Carolina.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

December 26

1941
The North Carolina Society of Historians was organized to encourage the collection and preservation of North Carolina history, including genealogy and archaeology.