This Week in KU History
Friday, March 18, 1960
Nearly 4,000 students pack Hoch Auditorium to protest the resignation of KU Chancellor Franklin Murphy following a long-simmering conflict with Kansas Governor George Docking.
Monday, March 18, 1968
Senator Robert F. Kennedy launches his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination with twin speeches at K-State and KU.
Wednesday, March 19, 1969
The famous jazz group, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, performs in Hoch Auditorium.
Friday, March 20, 1857
Naturalist, conservationist, taxidermist and adventurer Lewis Lindsay Dyche was born in Berkeley Springs, W. Va. The KU Museum of Natural History, including Dyche's Panorama of North American Mammals (featured at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago), reside in Dyche Hall.
Wednesday, March 20, 1935
The worst “Dust Bowl” dust storm hits Lawrence, shrouding the town and the KU campus in darkness by 2 p.m.