This Week in KU History
Monday, September 16, 1918
Over 2,500 men line up outside Green Hall (present-day Lippincott Hall) to register for the Student Army Training Corps as the University of Kansas attempts transforming itself into a “war institution.”
Monday, September 16, 1974
Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, 88, dies at his home in Lawrence. Coach Allen coached basketball at KU for 39 years and compiled a record of 691-219. He also served KU in other roles including Athletics Director and football coach. James Naismith, inventor of the basketball, called Allen "The Father of Basketball Coaching."
Sunday, September 17, 1848
Professor E.H.S. Bailey, who led the effort to draft the first Pure Food and Drug Laws in Kansas and created the "Rock Chalk Chant" for the KU Science Club, is born in Baileyville, Connecticut.
Saturday, September 17, 1904
The Semi-Weekly Kansan, forerunner of today’s University Daily Kansan, makes its debut on campus with the support of faculty, administration, and students alike.
Tuesday, September 17, 1929
The Department of Nursing Education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine begins offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.