Building Community through Shared History - A KU Memorial Union Program

This Week in KU History

  • The University celebrates Armistice Day by formally dedicating Memorial Stadium, built to honor the 130 KU students and alumni who gave their lives in World War I.

  • The Max Kade Foundation donates 94 Old Master Prints, including Albrecht Durer’s 1513 engraving, Knight, Death, and the Devil, to KU’s Spencer Museum of Art.

  • Captain 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.
  • 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.

  • Topeka wins the state capital, putting additional pressure on Lawrence residents to gain the proposed state university for their town.


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