The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge is the first battle of the American Revolution to be fought in North Carolina.
North Carolina becomes the first state to vote in favor of independence.
The capital of North Carolina, which had previously been located in New Bern, is moved to Raleigh.
The "Walton War" is fought between residents of Georgia and North Carolina.
North Carolina Native Andrew Jackson becomes the 7th president of the United States
Workmen attempting to fireproof the roof of the State Capitol ironically end up setting the building aflame.
The U. S. government forces Cherokee Indians from their homes in what becomes known as the "Trail of Tears." Many Cherokee hide in the mountains of North Carolina.
The first public schools open in North Carolina, based on a plan that had been drafted in 1817.
The United States Civil War. Some 40,000 North Carolinians are killed over the course of the war.
The first bill to give women the right to vote in North Carolina is proposed, but is sent to a committee on insane asylums and is never passed.
The Wright brothers make man's first successful flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
The United States enters World War I
The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution passes, giving women the right to vote across the country, including in North Carolina.
Hurricane Floyd slams into North Carolina, bringing with it flood waters that devastate many areas in the eastern part of the state.