This Week in KU History
Saturday, September 27, 1879
President Rutherford B. Hayes becomes the second sitting US president to visit KU and first to deliver an on-campus address, a rather short one since he was apparently winded by climbing the stairs to see the view from the north cupola of University Hall, the building now remembered as “old” Fraser.
Sunday, September 27, 1896
The University of Kansas football team dons crimson and blue uniforms for the first time.
Friday, September 27, 1957
700 KU students participate in what will be the final Nightshirt Parade, putting to bed a University tradition that stretches back more than half a century.
Tuesday, September 28, 1943
Hillcrest House, located less than a block from KU’s campus, formally begins its run as an “organized house” for independent women students.
Tuesday, September 28, 1993
KU's performance art center, The Lied Center, opens to the public with a six-day run of "The Secret Garden." The $14.3 million center was a gift of the Lied Foundation Trust. It is dedicated to former KU student Ernst Lied's parents Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied.