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Fayetteville, North Carolina, saw something unique on March 7, 1914. This is the day that Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run. Fayetteville is also where Ruth got the nickname Babe. He was adopted by Jack Dunn, the manager of the Baltimore Orioles, to keep the player with the team. After other players found out, they started calling him “Dunn’s baby,” which later got shortened to Babe.
Cape Hatteras is one of the most dangerous places in the world. There have been over 1,000 ships lost, crashed, or disappeared off Cape Hatteras. Cape Hatteras is located on Hatteras island, which is one of the Outer Banks barrier islands. Part of the reason that this area is so dangerous for ships is that it is the highest-risk area for tropical storms and hurricanes on the Eastern seaboard.
Krispy Kreme donuts are native to North Carolina. The first Krispy Kreme donut was made on July 13, 1937. Founder Vernon Rudolph got a secret recipe from a chef in New Orleans and decided to open a donut shop. The shop was opened in the town that was Salem, but is now Winston-Salem. Rudolph planned to sell only to grocery stores, but he got so many requests from passers-by that he started selling to them, as well.