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


February 28, 1960
Students from the all-black Lincoln High School staged a sit-in at the Colonial Drugstore on Franklin Street, the first sit-in in Chapel Hill's history.
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March 30, 1960
The UNIVAC computer dedication ceremony took place at Memorial Hall.
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April 21, 1960
Nobel Prize Laureate Linus Pauling delivered a speech on campus.
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April 24, 1960
The University held a dedication ceremony for the new School of Pharmacy building (now known as Beard Hall).
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April 27, 1960
Classical guitarist Andres Segovia gave a concert on campus.
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May 6, 1960
Singer Ray Charles appeared on campus for a concert.
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May 9, 1960
Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed an overflow crowd in Hill Hall concerning "The Struggle for Racial Justice." During the speech, he told the primarily white audience that "[i]t is either non-violence or non-existence."
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May 12, 1960
Morehead Planetarium welcomed its one-millionth visitor.
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November 30, 1960
The Joseph Palmer Knapp Building, home of the School of Government, was dedicated.
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