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125 Years in Review – 1900s

On April 13, 1904, more than 10,000 Knights and their families attend ceremonies at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C., in which a check for $55,633.79 is presented to the school for the establishment of a K of C chair of American history. From 1909 to 1913, Knights raise $500,000 to establish a permanent endowment for CUA.
The first exemplification of the Fourth Degree takes place on Feb.22, 1900 in New York City; 1,100 Knights receive the degree. The following May, another 750 Knights take the degree in Boston.
A reported 5,000 Knights meet James A. Flaherty’s train in Philadelphia in 1909, when he arrives at the annual convention where he is elected supreme knight.



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