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150 Facts from 150 Years

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Fact of the Day

College of Dentistry

The Howard University College of Dentistry was founded in 1881. It is the fifth oldest dental school in the United States. The College is housed in the Russell A. Dixon Building. The Dental School Bulidng is named in honor of Dr. Russell A. Dixon, who served as dean from 1931-1966. http://healthsciences.howard.edu/education/colleges/dentistry

College of Dentistry Russell A. Dixon Building

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College of Dentistry

The Howard University College of Dentistry was founded in 1881. It is the fifth oldest dental school in the United States. The College is housed in the Russell A. Dixon Building. The Dental School Bulidng is named in honor of Dr. Russell A.

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Howard University School of Law

 The Howard University School of Law opened its doors in 1869.  On April 14, 1931, the Howard University School of Law was accredited by the American Bar Association. http://law.howard.edu/ 

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Armour J. Blackburn University Center

The Blackburn University Center is dedicated and the sculpture, A Bridge Across and Beyond by Richard Hunt is unveiled on April 27, 1979. The center is named in honor of Amour J. Blackburn, an alumnus (Class of 1926), who served as Dean of Students from 1949-1969.

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The Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center

The International Affairs Center, established in 1993, was renamed The Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center in 1996.

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Albert Irwin Cassell

Albert Irwin Cassell designed several of the most iconic buildings on the Howard University main campus between 1920 and 1938.  Mr. Cassell joined the faculty of the School of Applied Science in 1920 and was appointed University Architect in 1924.

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Thirkield Hall

Thirkield Science Hall was constructed in 1901. It was dedicated in 1936 to Rev. Wilbur P. Thirkield who was the 8th President of Howard University. Mr.

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

On January 16, 1920, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded at Howard University.

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Walter Washington

Walter Washington (B.A. 1938, L.L.M. 1948) was appointed first mayor of Washington, DC by President Lyndon Johnson in November 1967 making him the first African American chief executive of a major U. S. city.

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Sharon Pratt Kelly

(B.A. 1965, JD 1968) was elected mayor of Washington, DC in Novemeber 1989.

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Mordecai W. Johnson

Mordecai W. Johnson began his tenure as 11th President of Howard University on June 30, 1926. He was the first African-American to preside over Howard University and its longest serving president with a tenure of 34 years.

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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

On November 17, 1917, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was founded at Howard University by undergraduate students Edgar A. Love, Oscar J. Cooper, and Frank Coleman in the office of their faculty advisor, biology Professor Ernest E. Just.

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William Leo Hansberry

On January 3, 1923, Prof.