Duke University is a private coeducational research university located
in Durham, North Carolina, US. The school, which officially became
Duke University in 1924, traces its institutional roots to 1838. Duke
is ranked among the world's best universities. In its 2007 edition of
"America's Best Colleges," U.S. News & World Report ranked the
undergraduate division eighth in the nation, while ranking the
medical, law, and business schools among the top eleven in the
country. Besides academics, research, and athletics, Duke is also well
known for its sizeable campus and Gothic architecture, especially Duke
Chapel. Duke's 8,709 acres (35 km²) contain three main campuses in
Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort, North Carolina.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The expedition led by James Cook reached Maui, the second largest of
the Hawaiian Islands.
The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, United States was
founded by members of the Roman Catholic Congregation of Holy Cross.
Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people to enter the
tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3000 years.
World War II: Josip Tito and the Yugoslav Partisans convened the first
meeting of the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of
Yugoslavia at Bihać in northwestern Bosnia.
Battle of Chosin Reservoir: Chinese forces in North Korea launched a
massive counterattack against South Korean and United States armed
forces, ending any thought of a quick end to the Korean War.
Wikiquote of the day:
"Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, Why me?" And the voice
says, "Nothing personal your name just happened to come up." --
Charles M. Schulz