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

June 29, 1999
Michael Kenneth Hooker, a 1969 graduate of the University and chancellor from 1995 to 1999, died of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
July 1, 1999
The University began “Carolina First,” a $1.8 billion fund-raising campaign.
August 6, 1999
The Carolina Inn was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
August 16, 1999
The University’s first Summer Reading Program discussion groups took place. Led by selected faculty and staff, first-year students discussed "There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing up in the Other America" by Alex Kotlowitz.