This Week in KU History
Wednesday, January 20, 1915
Even though he was bitten by a Gila Monster a couple of weeks before, KU Professor Lewis Lindsay Dyche died at Stormont Hospital in Topeka from an existing heart condition.
Saturday, January 20, 1917The School of Fine Arts moves from old North College, the last occupants of KU's first building.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
President Obama spoke in Anschutz Pavillion on Thursday , January 22, 2015. Learn more about other presidential visits to KU at /node/5064
Thursday, January 21, 1909
In an early example of corporate funding of academic research at KU, the Holophane Glass Company reportedly sets up an industrial fellowship yielding an annual income of $1,500 plus ten percent of profits from any discoveries.
Tuesday, January 21, 1930
On a night that Clyde Tombaugh called the “worst seeing in my life before or since,” an exposure was made that revealed the image of Pluto, albeit swollen due to high winds that night. It would still take corroborating photos to prove the existence of the new planet.