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This Day in the History of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

August 10, 1793
A committee selected by the Board of Trustees met at New Hope Chapel Hill and laid out sites for the university buildings, offices, avenues, ornamental grounds and the adjacent village.
August 19, 1793
Elisha Mitchell was born in Washington, Connecticut. An 1813 gradate of Yale University, he arrived in Chapel Hill in 1818 to assume duties as professor of mathematics and natural philosophy. While in Chapel Hill, Mitchell also served the University as chaplain, bursar, and accountant.