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  1. Hace 4 días · It's the story of a ragtag group of patriots who signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and officially divorced themselves from England more than a year before the more famous...

  2. Hace 3 días · Here’s why: As the story goes, on May 20, 1775, the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was read from the courthouse steps at noon, making Charlotte the first American governing body to...

  3. Hace 3 días · The House of Oldenburg is an ancient dynasty of German origin whose members rule or have ruled in Denmark, Iceland, Greece, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Livonia, Schleswig, Holstein, and Oldenburg.

  4. Hace 5 días · Charlotte was named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg, the wife of King George III of Great Britain. The city’s nickname is a tribute to its royal namesake and her connection to the British monarchy. Similarly, Manchester in the state of New Hampshire is often referred to as the “Queen City.”

  5. Hace 4 días · On May 20, 1775, the citizens of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina declared themselves to be free and independent of the rule of Great Britain. It was a sober and sobering declaration not entered into lightly. Those American patriots meant business, and they knew the risks they were taking.

  6. Hace 4 días · Every year on May 20th, Charlotte celebrates ‘Meck Dec Day’ – a day to remember the fact that we were the first city in America to declare our independence from England. In 1775 the 13 British Colonies in North American were contemplating a break from Great Britain.

  7. Hace 5 días · Meck Dec Day celebrations in 2024. Jody Mace. May 20, 2024, marks the 249th anniversary of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, which preceded the signing of the more famous Declaration by more than a year. Influential Charlotte (then called Charlottetown) men declared themselves “free and independent” of the British crown.