This Month in NC State History (August) Timeline
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Cornerstone laid for first building (Holladay Hall)
The cornerstone was laid for the first building on campus, originally called Main Building but later named Holladay Hall.
Alexander Holladay elected President
The Board of Trustees elects Alexander Q. Holladay as the first President of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. The offer surprised Holladay, because he had applied to be only a professor of English, but he accepted the presidency position anyway.
Women designated as "Special Students"
The Board of Trustees amend their decision from earlier in the year to admit women to A&M, deciding women will be classified as special students, except in textiles courses, where they can be enrolled as regular students.
Swine demonstration, Pullen Hall
Swine Extension agents set up a demonstration in front of the old Pullen Hall during the Farmers’ Convention, August 27-29, 1919.
More than 75 trailers (forming what was known as the "City of Trailers" or "Trailwood") were constructed so that married WWII veterans and their families could attend NC State on the GI Bill. In 1949, Trailwood was relocated, and Williams Hall was built in its place.
General Eisenhower visits during Home and Farm Week
In his remarks at the event Eisenhower celebrated North Carolina history and agriculture and suggested that the United States could be a global leader in the aftermath of World War II.
Vetville was another enterprise to house married veterans attending NC State after World War II. Later, Korean War veterans lived there. At the end of the 1950s Bragaw dormitory was built on the site.
Farm and Home Week
Governor W. Kerr Scott and others receiving guests at the governor’s mansion during North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Farm and Home Week.
Electronic analog computer
Students working on spinner rocket project with a Goodyear Electronic Differential analyzer, a type of electronic analog computer, August 1956.
"'Baccy Time in the South"
Mrs. H. H. Weathers, a member of the Wake County Home Demonstration Club, performed in “’Baccy Time in the South” as a part of North Carolina Cooperative Extension Services’s Farm and Home Week talent night.
New tobacco harvesting equipment
William E. Splinter, on the faculty of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, with tobacco harvesting equipment that he helped develop. Throughout the history of North Carolina State University, research and development conducted by its faculty and students have assisted North Carolina farmers.
Fire in Bowen Hall
A fire originating form a fan causes $2500 in damage to Suite 602 in Bowen Residence Hall, making the room unusable for the rest of the semester.
David Frye visits
Comedian David Frye puts on a show at the Student Center Theatre.
First female teaching award recipient
Dr. Mary Wheeler becomes the first female recipient of the NC State Outstanding Teacher Award.
Wolfline buses go into service
A ceremony marks the beginning of the new Wolfline bus service on campus. The service initially has only one route, intended to serve students who live off-campus.
First Veterinary Medicine classes
NC State's new School of Veterinary Medicine holds classes for the first time; initial enrollment is 40 students, selected from 126 applicants.
Worth Seagondollar interview
In an interview with the Technician, NC State physicist Worth Seagondollar recalls his work on the Manhattan Project; he was part of a team that calculated the first critical mass of plutonium. The interview is part of a special Technician issue dedicated to atomic power.
Margaret A. Zahn becomes Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Margaret A. Zahn, nationally known for her studies on violence in the United States, becomes Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Expanded Technician publication
The Technician becomes a daily publication during the academic semesters for the first time.