This Week in KU History
Monday, December 2, 1872
University Hall, once known as “the New Building,” later known as Fraser Hall, and now remembered as “Old Fraser,” has its official public opening although the structure remains uncompleted.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Charles Michener, one of the foremost experts in the world on bees and other social insects, died on November 1, 2015, at the age of 97.
Michener began work at KU in 1948 and retired in 1989, but never discontinued his research. Over his career he was published 514 times over almost 80 years. His book, The Bees of the World, is considered the definitive source on the subject.
Monday, December 3, 1956
Wilt Chamberlain, arguably the most dominant player in the history of basketball, makes his spectacular KU debut by scoring 52 points as the Jayhawks crush Northwestern in Allen Field House.
Thursday, December 3, 1992
KU dedicates the new Regents Center, the first building on the University’s Edwards Campus in Johnson County.
Wednesday, December 4, 1867
General John Fraser elected second KU Chancellor.