The Durham Herald: This Week in Durham History

Feb. 09, 2014 @ 11:26 AM

This Week in Durham History

  • Funeral for Dr. S. L. Warren
  • Eleanor Roosevelt visits Durham
  • Protest at Duke University
  • City Council OKs million-dollar street plan

Feb. 01, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

This Week in Durham History

  • Carolina Theatre opens
  • First public library opens

Jan. 25, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

This Week in Durham History

 
  • Mary Semans dies
  • Segregated theaters protested
  • Temple Baptist Church
  • The Ronald McDonald House

Jan. 11, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

This Week in Durham History

On Jan. 15, 2012, This class marked the first time a Grammy-winning producer worked with a professor at Duke University to help teach students about how music from the 1960s, '70s and '80s is still heard in the beats listened to in 2012.


Jan. 04, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

This Week in Durham History

  • Dedication of new Duke  gymnasiam
  • Founding of Research Triangle Park

Dec. 28, 2013 @ 03:53 PM

This Week in Durham History

  • Willie Person Mangum is born
  • Rose Bowl played in Durham
  • John Hope Franklin is born
  • After Chernobyl, healthcare Durham-style

Dec. 21, 2013 @ 09:35 PM

This Week in Durham History

  • Durham officer cited for bravery in Korea
  • James Buchanan Duke born
  • Forbes: Durham best place in N.C. to educate your kids
  • Ernest Crossley Brown  born

Dec. 14, 2013 @ 06:17 PM

This Week in Durham History

  • "Durham Renowned the World Around" sign lighted
  • Washington Duke born
  • Bragtown School burns to the ground
  • The Trinity Chronicle
  • Willis J. Brogden

 

 


Dec. 07, 2013 @ 12:06 PM

This Week in Durham History

  • Trinity College moves to Durham, becomes Duke
  • Washington Duke Hotel is imploded

Nov. 30, 2013 @ 08:23 AM

This Week in Durham History

The Durham Fire Department began in December 1872, with two, 20-foot ladders and a few volunteers. By 1876, 33 volunteers had been recruited, and within four years, a hook and ladder company and a bucket company were formed.


Nov. 16, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

This Week in Durham History

George Proctor started out as a farmer in 1891 according to an early census. By 1910 he had become a city policeman, and by 1919, he'd begun the first of two tenures as Durham's chief of police (1919-1921 and 1930-1940). In 1934, he installed the first radio equipment in five police cars, and in 1938 he replaced the old one-way equipment with two-way radios in the departments 10 cars. Even though he started out as a farmer, Proctor wanted to change his career and become a protector of the people, and his story is an inspiring tale of doing just that.

Oct. 27, 2013 @ 12:48 PM

This Week in Durham History

Two years after the closing of the North Carolina State League due to World War I, the Durham Bulls joined the newly formed Piedmont League on Oct. 31, 1919. The Durham Bulls played in the Piedmont League for 24 years.


Sep. 21, 2013 @ 02:44 PM

This Week in Durham History

  • James B. Duke Professorships announced
  • James W. Carrington receives Eagle Scout Award
  • Formal Dedication Of  Fire Station #2

Sep. 14, 2013 @ 08:42 AM

This Week in Durham History

On September 15, 1931, Duke opened the first major outpatient clinic in the region.


Aug. 24, 2013 @ 11:58 AM

This Week in Durham History

The Southern Conservatory of Music opened with 40  pupils  in the fall of 1898 in a renovated Duke family home.