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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


June 17, 1876
Kemp Plummer Battle was elected president of the newly reopened University. Valedictorian of the Class of 1849, Battle previously served as secretary of the Board of Trustees.
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October 11, 1876
Edward Kidder Graham, who served as president from 1914 to 1918, was born in Charlotte. As president, he pushed the University to serve the entire state of North Carolina through extension services. Tragically, Graham contracted influenza during the 1918 epidemic and died on October 26.
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December 27, 1876
Louis Round Wilson was born in Lenoir, North Carolina. Wilson, who served as University Librarian, was instrumental in the establishment of the School of Library Science, which is now known as the School of Information and Library Science.
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