This Week in KU History
Saturday, November 12, 1949Captain Bob Karnes wins the Big Seven two-mile meet for the third straight year- the third man in conference history to do so. His time was 9:35.3. The meet was held in KU's Memorial Stadium.
Saturday, November 14, 1896
With less than a minute to go in a football game at McCook Field between Nebraska’s Doane College and the University of Kansas, Bert Serf, a member of the visiting team, suffers a fatal injury while making a touchdown-saving tackle.
Friday, November 15, 1861
Topeka wins the state capital, putting additional pressure on Lawrence residents to gain the proposed state university for their town.
Friday, November 15, 1946
Male students begin moving into makeshift quarters underneath the east-wing stands of Memorial Stadium, an emergency post-World War II housing arrangement known as McCook Hall.
Friday, November 15, 1996
KU paleontologists Larry D. Martin (above) and Zhonghe Zhou publish research in the journal Science casting doubt on the theory that birds are the descendents of dinosaurs.