Chinqua-Penn Planation built
Chinqua-Penn Plantation, near Reidsville, North Carolina, was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Penn. NC State University would help operate the plantation from 1959 to 2006.
Carey Bostian becomes Chancellor
Dr. Carey Hoyt Bostian become the seventh Chancellor of NC State. Bostian had served as a member of the NC State faculty (since his appointment in 1930), and would step down from his position as Chancellor to return to teaching in 1959.
Gamma Phi chapter members of the Sigma Kappa Sorority hold their first pledge dance at the Carolina Hotel. Formed in 1959, this was the first active chapter of a national sorority at NC State.