This date marks the close of the Province’s mission in South Africa with the return to the United States of Fr. Frank Doyle, last remaining friar and superior of the house in Kwa Zulu-Natal.
The Board of Directors of the future Universidad Catolica de Santo Tomas de Villanueva, Cuba, met on this day and resolved to found and establish the university. The Board included the Prior Provincial, the Archbishop of Havana, the Apostolic Nuncio, Frs. Lorenzo Spirali, James Hurley, Harry Daley, and a layman, Dr. Ignacio del Valle.