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Archive for January 1st, 2010

This Month in North Carolina History Sundays in North Carolina used to be a lot quieter than they are today: perhaps less hustle and bustle, but certainly a lot less commercial activity. Throughout most of the twentieth century Sunday was a day of rest, not just by religious conviction, but also by law. Varying from […]

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As of today, you can no longer smoke in almost all of North Carolina’s bars and restaurants. At one point in our history, however, many bars and restaurants (along with many other establishments) weren’t even open on Sundays. Maybe this sounds strange to you or maybe you remember those days…regardless, you can read more about […]

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Out of fear the Japanese would bomb Pasadena, the Rose Bowl was played in¬†Durham on this day in 1942. From a thorough and nicely illustrated account “The Durham Rose Bowl, 1942” by Duke University archivist William E. King: “Borrowed bleachers from the University of North Carolina and N.C. State boosted stadium capacity from 35,000 to […]

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