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


October 12, 1961
President John F. Kennedy spoke at the University Day ceremony in Kenan Memorial Stadium. During the speech, Kennedy stated that "North Carolina has long been identified with enlightened and progressive leaders and people, and I can think of no more important reason for that reputation than this University, which year after year has sent educated men and women who have had a recognition of their public responsibility as well as in private interests."
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