This Week in KU History
Saturday, November 11, 1922
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.
Friday, November 11, 1983
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.
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.