Not all of our stories on moments in NC State’s 125 years carry great historic significance. We already told you earlier in the year about the day in 1963 that a pig escaped from the Animal Disease Lab and was later captured in the ladies’ restroom in Winston Hall.
We found another story with little apparent historic significance except, perhaps, that it also happened in 1963. Could it be that 1963 was the year of interesting but non-consequential events?
Anyway, according to the Historical State collection maintained by NCSU Libraries, it was on this day in 1963 that the chemistry department voted to require all students in chemistry labs to wear protective eyewear, regardless of whether students wear glasses.