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


July 29, 1961
University benefactor John Sprunt Hill died. He graduated from the University in 1889, and throughout his life he donated large portions of his time and resources to it. Hill built the Carolina Inn in 1924 and donated it to the University in 1935, stipulating that portions of the profit go to support the library's North Carolina Collection.
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