This Week in KU History
Thursday, August 10, 1916
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the men of the First and Second Kansas regiments, fighting on the Mexican border at Eagle Pass against Pancho Villa, are among the organizers of a new military baseball league. Selected as chairman of the baseball committee was Chaplain James Naismith, 1st Infantry, Kansas.
Monday, August 10, 1964
In an opinion piece in the Lawrence Journal-World, KU librarian Donald Redmond laments the advent of the computer and implies that it may spell doom for libraries if a person can sit at a teletype in Lawrence and query a computer in Berkeley, Washington or Cleveland for the answer to an information problem.
Tuesday, August 12, 1924
With no other candidates willing to take the job, Dr. Harry R. Wahl, professor and department chairman of pathology, is named acting dean of the KU School of Medicine, inaugurating a 24-year period that will become known as “The Wahl Years.”
Tuesday, August 12, 1958One of the greatest women's basketball players of all time, Lynette Woodard, was born in Wichita, Kansas. Woodard still holds the career scoring record for women's major college basketball with 3,649 points.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014August 12, 2014- Kansas Athletics has announced that the last four KU Men's Basketball coaches will return to Allen Fieldhouse for a celebration of the building's 60th anniversary. Ted Owens, Larry Brown Roy Williams and Bill Self will reminisce about their times in what most consider the best college basketball venue in the nation.