This Week in KU History
Wednesday, September 26, 1883
In the course of his inaugural address, KU Chancellor Joshua A. Lippincott observes, “nothing so grandly inspires the human soul as the forcing of nature’s secrets from her willing but reluctant hands.”
Monday, September 26, 1949
Following more than two months of heavy labor spent converting a former horse barn into a livable student residence, a dozen KU men move into what will become known as the Hill Co-op.
Saturday, September 27, 1879
President Rutherford B. Hayes becomes the second sitting US president to visit KU and first to deliver an on-campus address, a rather short one since he was apparently winded by climbing the stairs to see the view from the north cupola of University Hall, the building now remembered as “old” Fraser.
Sunday, September 27, 1896
The University of Kansas football team dons crimson and blue uniforms for the first time.
Friday, September 27, 1957
700 KU students participate in what will be the final Nightshirt Parade, putting to bed a University tradition that stretches back more than half a century.