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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


February 3, 1994
The men's basketball teams of Duke University and the University of North Carolina played against each other for the first time as the #1 and #2 ranked teams in the nation, respectively. The Tar Heels defeated the Blue Devils 89-78 at the Dean E. Smith Center Student Activities Center.
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April 3, 1994
The women's basketball team won the NCAA national championship, defeating Louisiana Tech University 60-59 on a last second shot by Charlotte Smith. On the way to being named the Final Four's Most Valuable Player, Smith scored 20 points and grabbed 23 rebounds in the championship game.
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May 15, 1994
Geneticist Francis Collins spoke at the University's 192nd commencement, which marked the official end to the University's bicentennial celebration.
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June 3, 1994
The Old Chapel Hill Cemetery, located on the eastern edge of the University's campus, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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October 10, 1994
Dr. Martin Rodbell, adjunct professor of biochemistry, was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for his part in the discovery of G-proteins and their role in turning signals from light, hormones, and some chemicals into action within cells.
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October 11, 1994
Former men's basketball coach Frank McGuire died at his home in Columbia, South Carolina. McGuire led the Tar Heels to the 1957 NCAA basketball championship against Wilt Chamberlain and the University of Kansas. In addition, he hired Dean E. Smith as an assistant coach.
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October 19, 1994
The women's soccer team lost its first home game ever, falling to Duke University by a score of 3-2.
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November 7, 1994
Student-operated WXYC-FM became the first radio station in the world to offer a live internet simulcast of an off-air signal.
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December 4, 1994
In a contest against North Carolina A & T University, women's basketball player Charlotte Smith dunked a basketball, becoming the second woman to do such during a regulation game.
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