Fayetteville in History

Historical Events


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1865-03-11 General William T. Sherman's Union forces occupies Fayetteville, NC

  • 1969-02-09 KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1983-08-21 110°F (43°C) at Fayetteville, North Carolina (state record)
  • 1997-03-03 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fayetteville NC on WRCQ 103.5 FM

Famous Birthdays


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1817-09-27 Hiram R. Revels, 1st African American US Senator, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1901)

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 1879-07-10 Harry Nicholls Holmes, American chemist (crystallized vitamin A), born in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania (d. 1958)
  • 1942-01-17 Randy Boone, actor (Cimarron Strip, Virginian), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1944-02-25 Kristina Holland, American actress (Tina-Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1946-08-01 Richard O Covey, Fayetteville Ar, USAF/astro (STS 51I, 26, 38, 61)
  • 1953-04-27 Ellen L Shulman Baker, MD/astronaut (STS 34, 50, 71), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • 1956-09-12 Charles Henry Beck, PGA golfer (1990 Buick Open 1992), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina

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1960-12-03 Julianne Moore, American actress (Magnolia, The Kids are Alright), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina

  • 1971-04-29 Sterling Hitchcock, pitcher (NY Yanks, Sea Mariners), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1975-10-11 Future US President Bill Clinton (29) weds future US Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham (28) in a Methodist ceremony in their living room in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

HeartWedding of Interest

1996-10-04 Former undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield (34) weds Janice Itson (34) at Glynn Wedding Chapel in nearby Fayetteville

  • 2004-05-29 "Party of Five" actor Scott Wolf (35) weds "Real World" cast member Kelley Limp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas