North Carolina People, Places, and Things-January 1

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-January 1
I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special.


I hope the posts will be something you might find interesting about the state I call home.

Over the past year I have stumbled on North Carolina birthplaces of American Icons that I did not know were born here.

A list is below:

Howard Cosell   March 25, 1918 Winston-Salem, NC
Edward R. Murrow April 25, 1908 Polecat Creek (near Greensboro, NC)
Sugar Ray Leonard May 17, 1956 Rocky Mount, NC
Dolley Madison May 20, 1768 New Garden, NC
Vince McMahon August 24, 1945 Pinehurst, NC
David Brinkley July 10, 1920 Wilmington, NC
Zach Galifianakis October 1, 1969 Wilkesboro, NC
Soupy Sales January 8, 1926 Franklinton, NC
Sen. Robert Byrd November 20, 1917 North Wilkesboro, NC
Edward Snowden June 21, 1983 Elizabeth City, NC

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