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Archive for June 1st, 2009

James Buchanan Visits UNC

Although Barack Obama’s pre-presidential pick up game against the eventual 2009 men’s basketball national champions is probably better known these days, a sitting president visited UNC in 1859: James Buchanan. Read about this visit at Harry McKown’s most recent installment of “This Month in North Carolina History — James Buchanan visits the University of North […]

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This Month in North Carolina History Wednesday, the first of June 1859, was hot and dry in Chapel Hill The University’s annual commencement exercises had already been going on for two days, and the morning’s program was just winding up when a large party of visitors, tired and covered with dust, arrived from Raleigh. Although […]

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