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Decades

1900 - 1909 (15 articles)

High On Helium

December 7, 1905

In KU’s Bailey Hall, chemistry professors Hamilton P. Cady and David F. McFarland discover that helium can be extracted from natural gas.

Breaking With The Past

September 10, 1902

Carl L. Becker, author of the much-reprinted essay “Kansas” and one of the central figures in the development of the nature of historical inquiry, begins teaching his first European history class at the University of Kansas.

Present At The Creation

September 6, 1905

The new four-year KU School of Medicine begins its first day of classes with a faculty complement that includes several physician-educators with outstanding reputations.

Honest Abraham

November 8, 1909

Carnegie Foundation researcher Abraham Flexner visits the KU School of Medicine, compiling data and making observations for his influential expose entitled "Medical Education in the United States and Canada."

Touchdowns And Tragedy

November 6, 1909

Quarterback Tommy Johnson runs his way into Jayhawk immortality with a 70-yard punt return for the only score in a KU gridiron victory over Nebraska.

Principal Women

October 1, 1906

The forerunner of the University of Kansas School of Nursing begins its first day of classes under the direction of Pearl Laptad, the first of three early and influential nursing education leaders at KU.

Women Of The (Early) Years

June 6, 1906

Mildred Curtis and Melvia Avery (above) become the first of twelve women to be graduated from the KU School of Medicine between 1906-1920.

Phog’s First Farewell

March 3, 1906

In the final game of his only season as a Jayhawk basketball player, Forrest “Phog” Allen scores 26 points, a record that will stand for nearly a decade.

“Joint” Ventures

April 25, 1908

KU journalism students expose a widespread illicit liquor trade in officially "dry" Lawrence when they take over the reins of the Lawrence Daily Journal as part of a one-day experiment in investigative reporting.

Faith And Resolution

April 21, 1905

The University of Kansas Board of Regents authorizes creation of the four-year KU School of Medicine, accomplished by merging the existing two-year School, based in Lawrence, with three Kansas City-area proprietary medical colleges.

The First Kansan

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.