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Archive for January 1st, 2010

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┬áDurham 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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