The bedside ghost of Edenton’s Cupola House~

Ghost stories are one of the most fascinating ways to uncover an area’s history, past residents, culture and stories. Nestled on the banks of the Albemarle Sound, in a remote part of eastern North Carolina, lies the small town of Edenton. Incorporated in 1722, it was the first capital of colonial North Carolina and as such has a rich history dating back to its early days as a maritime seaport of pre-Revolutionary War America. Given the age of some of the historical homes and buildings in Edenton, not to mention…

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#TodayInHistory – September 9

September 9 – Some important events on this day. 1000 👉🏼 Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea: King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age.As the Viking Age was drawing to a close, King Olaf Tryggvason of Norway rose to power, deposing his pagan predecessor and launching crackdowns on pagan worship in the name of spreading Christianity.The first sources mentioning the battle were written almost two centuries and so offer a distant view on the causes of the battle, mentioning…

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