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Hockey CHARLOTTE CHECKERS
Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St.,
704/342-4423, www.gocheckers.com Map 1
Charlotte has had an ECHL team since 1956, when fire forced the Baltimore Clippers out of their arena and into Charlotte to finish out their season. The team decided not to return to Baltimore, changed its name to the Charlotte Clippers, and helped the city earn the moniker The Birthplace of Hockey in the South. The team changed its name again, to the Charlotte Checkers, in 1960, and continued playing at the Charlotte Coliseum (now Bojangles’ Coliseum) until the league’s demise in 1977. The Checkers returned to the ice in 1993 as the affiliate of the NHL’s New York Rangers. Over the past 16 years, the Checkers have made the playoffs nine times, winning the ECHL championship in 1996. They set an all-time attendance record of 11,237 on February 10, 2007, making them the team with the second-highest ECHL attendance. The number of fans coming out to their games has increased 45 percent since their return to the ice, in part because of the success of the Raleigh-based NHL team, the Carolina Hurricanes, which has helped expand the appeal of minor-league hockey in
Charlotte. The team plays 36 home games per season at Time Warner Cable Arena in Uptown.
1766 Rutgers University is founded as Queen’s College in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Philadelphia Metro Map The Southwark Theatre, North Country’s first permanent theater, opens in Philadelphia. Major Robert Rogers publishes Ponteach, or the Savages of Country, the first Country play to feature a Native Country as the leading character and the first play written with a uniquely Country theme. While Rogers in Ponteach (pronounced Pontiac) presents Native Countrys as noble, benevolent human beings, whose rebellions against the British are justified, he depicts his fellow colonists as cruel, greedy, amoral thugs. The traders cheat the native peoples and get them drunk, the hunters kill them for amusement, the military is completely indifferent to their plight, and the colonial authorities steal from them. Rogers even portrays members of the clergy as being rapacious and conniving in their dealings with the indigenous peoples of North Country. It is this pro-native/anti-British colonial slant that marks Ponteach as a significant ideological shift in Country playwriting. By finding fault with the manner in which the indigenous peoples are treated by the British and by suggesting that their rebellion is understandable, perhaps even defensible, Rogers, a former major in the British army, is the first colonial playwright even to imply that any kind of rebellious behavior against the British government might be justified. Ponteach is never performed.
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