Charlotte in History

Historical Events

  • 1837-07-27 US Mint opens in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1844-07-27 Fire destroys US mint at Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1922-03-18 WBT-AM in Charlotte NC begins radio transmissions
  • 1949-07-15 WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953-12-07 WCCB TV channel 18 in Charlotte, NC (IND/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957-04-28 WSOC TV channel 9 in Charlotte, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1958-09-05 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, NC
  • 1965-08-27 WTVI TV channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1966-08-26 KLOC (now KCSO) channel 42 in Charlotte, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1967-07-09 WRET TV channel 36 in Charlotte, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1987-04-28 NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989
  • 1988-08-11 Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens
  • 1997-04-15 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Charlotte NC on WXRC 95.7 FM
  • 1997-10-04 Second largest cash robbery in U.S. history occurs at the Charlotte, North Carolina office of Loomis, Fargo and Company with $17.3 million in cash taken
  • 2016-09-20 Black American Keith Lamont Scott is shot dead by a black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, provoking violent protests in the city

Famous Birthdays

  • 1908-06-14 John Scott Trotter, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

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1918-11-07 Billy Graham, American Baptist evangelist (Crusades), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

Evangelist Billy Graham
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  • 1935-10-03 Charles M Duke Jr, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Apol 16), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1946-04-30 Donald Schollander, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold-64), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1949-11-04 Berlinda Tolbert, actor (Jenny-Jeffersons), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1958-02-26 Susan J Helms, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 54, 64, 78), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1961-06-29 Sharon Lawrence [Sharon Elizabeth], American actress (NYPD Blue, Fired Up), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1964-04-13 Davis Milton Love III, PGA golfer (1987 MCI Heritage), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1971-11-30 Ray Durham, American MLB infielder (Chicago White Sox), born in Charlotte, North Carolina