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

June 19, 1959
The first unit of a UNIVAC 1105 computer--weighing nineteen tons--arrived at the University. The computer's first task was to assist in tabulating the 1960 Census.
October 23, 1959
The Ackland Art Museum made its first purchase--"Cleopatra and the Peasant" by Eugene Delacroix (1838).
October 28, 1959
The president of the Republic of Guinea, Sekou Toure, gave a press conference at Graham Memorial.
November 16, 1959
The School of Pharmacy moved into its new building, which is now known as Beard Hall.