Today in TU History: Towson Staff Host Birthday Dinner’s for Students and Teachers

On January 1st, 1927, Maryland State Normal School principal, McFadden Alexander Newell and staff came up with the idea to

hold monthly birthday parties for their students and teachers. All the birthday boys and girls for that month would be gathered up and treated to a catered meal.

Given that the school only had 750 students at the time, personal events like this occurred often.

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