This Week in KU History
Friday, June 14, 1963
John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Mrs. Daniel Sargent Curtis, an 1882 oil painting on canvas, is presented to KU’s Spencer Museum of Art as part of the Samuel H. Kress Study Collection.
Saturday, June 15, 1991
Lightning strikes Hoch Auditorium, causing a fire that reduces the 64-year-old campus landmark to ruins in less than four hours.
Wednesday, June 16, 1875
KU Chancellor James Marvin gives his inaugural address, urging American universities to chart a different educational course from their European counterparts.
Monday, June 16, 1919
Harry Kemp, a former KU student who became celebrated as a “tramp poet,” announces a dinner party to be held in Lawrence where all of his creditors can present their unpaid bills.
Saturday, June 16, 1934
Having just graduated from KU five days earlier, Glenn Cunningham, the 1933 Sullivan Award amateur athlete of the year, sets a new world record in the mile run with the time of 4:06.8.