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This Day in the History of the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Looking for a way to promote the University's football team, students started a one-page tabloid called the "Tar Heel." In its early years, the paper, which is now called "The Daily Tar Heel," predominantly reported on athletic events and scores.
Chemistry professor Francis P. Venable and University student William R. Kenan, Jr. demonstrated the industrial applications of calcium carbide--the source of acetylene--in Person Hall.
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