This Week in KU History
Tuesday, April 15, 1913Professor Clarence A. Johnson of the KU School of Engineering is granted a leave of absence to oversee installation of the electric circuit necessary for operating the Panama Canal.
Thursday, April 15, 1948
The KU chapter of the Committee on Racial Equality (CORE) stages a sit-in at Brick’s Cafe in an attempt to force the owner to serve African-Americans.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Wednesday, April 16, 1902
The Board of Regents elect Frank Strong as the sixth chancellor of KU, succeeding Francis Huntington Snow.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A groundbreaking ceremony is held on the site of the new Rock Chalk Park in northwest Lawrence. The park will feature a track and field venue with 7,000 permanent seats and about 3,000 temporary ones. The new soccer stadium will accommodate 2,500 while the new Softball stadium will seat 1,500.