This Week in KU History
Wednesday, January 14, 1863
Newly elected Kansas Governor Thomas Carney encourages establishment of a state university during his inaugural address before the state legislature.
Friday, January 14, 1898
An electric pipe organ for the chapel of old Fraser becomes one of the first major acquisitions arranged by the KU Endowment Association.
Wednesday, January 14, 1914The Lawrence police chief and city attorney, as well as the Men’s Student Council at KU, approve the tango, but University faculty condemn the dance, forcing the tango teachers to leave town.
Tuesday, January 16, 1912
The University Daily Kansan becomes the first college daily newspaper in the Sunflower State.
Tuesday, January 17, 1978
The Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas is opened to the public.