This Week in KU History
Tuesday, April 19, 1910
Electric trolleys from the Lawrence city system initiate 23 years of streetcar service to the KU campus.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
The long-term campus hangout known as The Crossing and other names, as well as other businesses at 12th Street and Oread Avenue, are demolished to make way for the new Oread Hotel.
Saturday, April 20, 1940
Glenn Cunningham, the nation’s most popular Depression-era track star, competes in his final race at the Kansas Relays.
Monday, April 20, 1970
A firebomb blasts the Kansas Union, causing nearly $1 million in damages.
Monday, April 20, 2015
KU Athletics announced the hiring of Brandon Schneider to lead the KU Women's basketball program. Schneider had previously worked at Stephen F. Austin and Emporia State.