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  • Commemoration Day
  • Feb 21
  • Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Q level
  • On February 22, 1876, Daniel Coit Gilman was formally inaugurated as the first President of The Johns Hopkins University, an event that was later celebrated with pomp and ceremony! This year, our 144th birthday, we will celebrate the occasion with cupcakes! We will have historic photographs of campus and students on display and there will be a nostalgic takeaway from Hopkins Retrospective. You can also chat with archivists about the university's historic records. Stop by Q-Level on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 12-2pm and wish Johns Hopkins University a very happy birthday!
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