On this Day in 1957

On October 19, 1957, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited Byrd Stadium to watch the UMD v. UNC football game. The Terps won 21-7!

Queen Elizabeth II, 1957

Source: UMD Archive

Do you know what Queen Elizabeth did after the game?  She went to the Queenstown Giant Food in West Hyattsville!!  How amazing would it be to go grocery shopping and run into the Queen!  Check out the WETA blog to learn more.

Source: Library of Congress

Source: Library of Congress

Want to learn more about her visit? Check out the UMD Special Collections and Archives!


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