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

January 7, 1965
After a loss at Wake Forest on January 6, men's basketball coach Dean Smith was burned in effigy during the early morning hours.
July 1, 1965
Columnist and novelist Robert Ruark Jr., a 1935 graduate of the University, died.
September 9, 1965
Kemp Davis Battle gave a speech opposing the Speaker Ban Law before the General Assembly’s Speaker Ban Study Commission.
December 4, 1965
The men’s basketball team played its first game in Carmichael Auditorium, defeating William & Mary by a score of 82-68.