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

January 8, 1955
Public television channel UNC-TV went on the air for the first time, broadcasting as one of its first programs the men's basketball game against Wake Forest.
February 10, 1955
Louis Armstrong appeared in concert at the University.
April 20, 1955
Harry Woodburn Chase died in Florida. He served as president of the University from 1919 to 1930, when he left to assume the presidency of the University of Illinois. In 1933, he became president of New York University.
June 23, 1955
Poet Carl Sandburg delivered the University’s commencement address.
September 17, 1955
LeRoy Benjamin Frasier Jr., Ralph Frasier, and John Lewis Brandon became the first black undergraduates to attend the University.