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- 1792 A notice in the "North Carolina Journal," a newspaper printed in Halifax, North Carolina, listed these proposed courses for the new university: "The study of languages, particularly the English; History, ancient and modern; the Belle Lettres, Logic and Moral Philosophy; the Knowledge of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, Agriculture and Botany, with the principles of Architecture...Gentleman conversant in these branches of Science and Literature, and who can be well recommended, will receive very handsome encouragement by the Board. The exercises of the institution will commence as early as possible after the completion of the buildings of the university which are to be contracted for immediately."
- 1812 The Board of Trustees named Robert Hett Chapman as president. Outgoing president Joseph Caldwell suggested Chapman, a Presbyterian schoolmaster, as his replacement.
- 1842 At a Board of Trustees meeting in Raleigh, James Iredell presented the following proposal concerning the instruction of law at the University: "Be it ordained...that the Executive Committee be & they are hereby authorized at their discretion to establish a Law Professorship and to proscribe such rules and regulations as to the duties and emoluments of such professorship, and also as to the class of Students who may attend instruction therein as (sic) may think proper."
- 1919 Thomas Wolfe's play "The Third Night" was performed. As a student, Wolfe wrote and acted in the play along with future Raleigh "News and Observer" editor Jonathan Daniels, Frederick J. Cohn, and others.
- 1953 The men's basketball team won its first Atlantic Coast Conference game, defeating the University of South Carolina 82-56.
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News and Events, the news blog of UNC Library.
North Carolina Miscellany, the blog of the North Carolina Collection.
Southern Sources, the blog of the Southern Historical Collection.
A View to Hugh, a blog of the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives.