This Week in KU History
Monday, May 10, 1920The Memorial Committee meets for the first time. This group of campus staff, students and alumni were charged with raising $1 million to construct the Kansas Memorial Union, Memorial Stadium and the Uncle Jimmy Green statue.
Tuesday, May 10, 1921
Four thousand KU students and faculty members tear down McCook Field, clearing the way for the construction of present-day Memorial Stadium.
Sunday, May 10, 1942
The US Army’s 77th Evacuation Hospital Unit, composed of volunteer doctors and nurses primarily from the KU School of Medicine and its Bell Memorial Hospital, is officially activated for duty in World War II
Monday, May 11, 1896
KU Professor Lucien Blake, an early experimenter with X-rays, photographs a man’s foot with an X-ray camera and discovers a bullet that physicians had been unable to find for three months.
Friday, May 12, 1972Anti-war protesters took part in a four-mile march on Mt. Oread overnight. Twenty-seven arrests were made after the group refused to clear the area at 13th Street and Jayhawk Blvd. at the request of Attorney General Vern Miller.