This Week in KU History
Saturday, April 22, 1967
The 1960s-era counterculture makes a splash on Mount Oread when KU students hold a “Human Be-In” at Potter Lake.
Saturday, April 22, 1967Sophomore Jim Ryun wins the Glen Cunningham Mile at the 42nd Kansas Relays with a new meet record of 3:54:7. His time also topped the National Collegiate record of 3:56.4. He posted quarters of :58.6, :59.8, :60.2 and :56.1. As of 2013, his Relays record still stands.
Wednesday, April 23, 1941
Approximately 3,400 KU students and faculty members, plus Chancellor Deane Malott and his wife, Eleanor, participate in the University’s first Dandelion Day, a voluntary campus weeding operation that collects 93,000 pounds of dandelion debris in a mere three hours.
Saturday, April 23, 1966
KU freshman track star Jim Ryun knocks nearly eight seconds off the Kansas Relays record for the mile run in a race that launches perhaps the greatest three-month stretch of his remarkable career.
Monday, April 23, 2012LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas and the City of Lawrence will rename stretches of two streets after former KU football coach and player Don Fambrough at a ceremony on Saturday, April 28.