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

January 1, 1909
The Order of the Khems was organized as a secret fraternal chemistry society. After its formation, the members learned that the faculty was not opposed to the organization. They then reorganized as Chi Eta Mu, and faculty members were elected as brothers.
January 19, 1909
President of Princeton University (and future United States president) Woodrow Wilson spoke at Gerrard Hall.
May 30, 1909
Gordon Gray was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Graduating from the University in 1930, Gray would eventually serve as president of the Consolidated University of North Carolina from 1950 to 1955. Before becoming president, he was President Harry S. Truman's secretary of the army, the first to also have served as a private in the army.