This Week in KU History
Wednesday, December 10, 1941
The University Daily Kansan responds to Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor with a scathing editorial titled, “An Open Letter to Hirohito.”
Saturday, December 10, 1977
Adolph Rupp, the "Baron of Bluegrass", dies. A Naismith Hall of Fame inductee and former coach for the University of Kentucky, Rupp played on the men's basketball squad under Phog Allen during the 1921-23 seasons.
Friday, December 10, 2010
KU Alum David Booth and his wife Suzanne purchase Naismith's original rules of "Basket-Ball" for display at the University. The two-page document was sold at Sotheby's in New York for $4.3 million.
Friday, December 11, 1970
Three KU students are injured when a bomb tears through the University’s Computation Center.
Sunday, December 12, 1915
KU Chancellor Frank Strong assails plans for increasing military training at public colleges, contending, "universities, of all institutions in our national life, must stand against militarism and a resort to force."