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Raleigh, NC

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.raleigh-nc.org/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.raleighchamber.org/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitraleigh.com/

Population:
276093 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1792

County:
Durham County, Wake County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
Raleigh News & Observer
The Raleigh Times

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Meredith College
1891
North Carolina State University
1887
St. Augustine's College Raleigh
1867
Shaw University
1865
Peace College
1857

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Progress Energy
2000
Martin Marietta Materials
1996
Red Hat
1993
Winston Hotels
1988
Highwoods Properties
1978
Golden Corral
1973
General Parts
1961
Carolina Power & Light
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Clay Aiken
Singer
30-Nov-1978   American Idol
Bill Campbell
Politician
25-May-1953   Mayor of Atlanta, 1994-2002
Jonathan Daniels
Government
26-Apr-1902 6-Nov-1981 FDR and Truman's press secretary
Michael C. Hall
Actor
1-Feb-1971   David Fisher on Six Feet Under
Richard Jenrette
Business
5-Apr-1929   Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
Andrew Johnson
Head of State
29-Dec-1808 31-Jul-1875 17th US President, 1865-68
Daniel L. McFadden
Economist
29-Jul-1937   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Nate McMillan
Basketball
3-Aug-1964   Portland Trail Blazers head coach, 2005-12
Robert Duncan McNeill
Actor
9-Nov-1964   Tom Paris on Star Trek: Voyager
Leonidas Polk
Military
10-Apr-1806 14-Jun-1864 Confederate general
Emily Procter
Actor
8-Oct-1968   CSI: Miami
Peyton Reed
Film Director
3-Jul-1964   Yes Man
Hilda Santo-Tomas
TV Personality
4-Apr-1961   Interior decorator on Trading Spaces
Webb Simpson
Golf
8-Aug-1985   Winner, 2012 US Open
Liz Vassey
Actor
9-Aug-1972   Wendy Simms on CSI
Reginald VelJohnson
Actor
16-Aug-1952   Carl Winslow on Family Matters
John Wall
Basketball
6-Sep-1990   Washington Wizards point guard
Evan Rachel Wood
Actor
7-Sep-1987   S1m0ne
G. Smedes York
Business
c. 1940   York Properties Inc.

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Crawford Biggs
Politician
29-Aug-1872 30-Jan-1960 US Solicitor General, 1933-35
Josephus Daniels
Government
18-May-1862 15-Jan-1948 Secretary of the Navy, 1913-21
Thomas Dixon
Author
11-Jan-1864 3-Apr-1946 The Clansman
Fred Heineman
Politician
28-Dec-1929 20-Mar-2010 Congressman from North Carolina, 1995-97
Jesse Helms
Politician
18-Oct-1921 4-Jul-2008 US Senator from North Carolina, 1973-2003
U. Alexis Johnson
Diplomat
17-Oct-1908 24-Mar-1997 Career US Ambassador
Kate Smith
Singer
1-May-1907 17-Jun-1986 God Bless America



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