This Month in NC State History (July) Timeline
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Morrill Act becomes law
The Morrill Act becomes law, providing national funding to establish a land-grant college in each state. In North Carolina, this funding first went to the University of North Carolina, but in 1887, the state legislature established the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now NC State) as the state's land-grant institution.
Wallace Riddick becomes President
Wallace Carl Riddick becomes President of A&M College, serving until 1923.
Consolidation of Engineering Program
The Consolidated University (NC State, UNC, and Woman's College) consolidates all engineering programs at NC State. Engineering faculty and $40,000 worth of equipment are transferred from UNC to NC State.
Kings and Queens of Health
District kings and queens of health at the 4-H Short Course. NC State has traditionally hosted youth groups on campus during the summers. The North Carolina 4-H Short Courses, State Club Weeks, and State Congresses have been held at NC State since the 1920s.
U.S.S. Tyrrell Launched
State 4-H Club Leader L. R. Harrill and others watch as the U.S.S. Tyrrell is launched from Wilmington. North Carolina 4-H helped fund and name two warships during World War II.
Reynolds Coliseum construction
Reynolds Coliseum under construction.
New textiles equipment
A velvet carpet loom is installed on campus for use by the School of Textiles.
Atoms for Peace Program
Dr. William Barclay instructs a class as part of the Atoms for Peace Program.
School of Physical Science and Applied Mathematics established
NC State student Wayne Mayfield is chosen as the most outstanding cadet of the AFROTC Field Training Unit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
7/1972 - 7/1972
Interior of D. H. Hill Library, showing the documents card catalog. A few years after this photo was taken, in 1975, the NCSU Libraries commenced “computerized” cataloging of the book collection, which led to the development of the online catalog.
Jackson Ashcroft Rigney becomes Interim Chancellor
Centennial Campus Corporate Partner
Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) moves into Centennial Campus, becoming the first corporate tenant there.
Bicycle patrol debuts
The Public Safety office unveils a new bicycle patrol. Officers feel that the bicycles have advantages over patrol cars, including "mobility, stealth, and speed."
The installation of a new irrigation system in the lawn next to the Student Center Annex (now called Witherspoon Student Center) results in a cut gas line, forcing the evacuation of Harris Hall, Pullen Hall, and the Student Center Annex.
Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena groundbreaking
A groundbreaking ceremony is held for the new Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena, located next to Carter-Finley Stadium, which will be the home of NC State Men's Basketball and the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes.