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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

February 23, 1893
Looking for a way to promote the University's football team, students started a one-page tabloid called the "Tar Heel." In its early years, the paper, which is now called "The Daily Tar Heel," predominantly reported on athletic events and scores.
March 27, 1893
Chemistry professor Francis P. Venable and University student William R. Kenan, Jr. demonstrated the industrial applications of calcium carbide--the source of acetylene--in Person Hall.