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August

Budig At The Bat

August 1, 1994

Team owners of Major League Baseball announce that they have chosen KU Chancellor Gene A. Budig to become the seventh president of the American League.

Keeping Beauty

August 5, 1997

KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway adds the final touches to the University’s campus plan.

Rejecting Rejection

August 8, 1938

Under pressure from civil rights leaders and Kansas Governor Walter Huxman, the Kansas Board of Regents votes to prohibit the de facto practices that had prevented African American students from completing their medical education at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Wahl On The Fly

August 12, 1924

With no other candidates willing to take the job, Dr. Harry R. Wahl, professor and department chairman of pathology, is named acting dean of the KU School of Medicine, inaugurating a 24-year period that will become known as “The Wahl Years.”

“The House With Five Roofs”

August 13, 1959

The University of Kansas announces that demolition of Locksley Hall, one of the most unusual living arrangements on the KU campus, will be completed by September 1, 1959.

Jocks’ Niche

August 14, 1950

The University of Kansas purchases the residence located at 1043 Indiana Street, which will become known as “Varsity House” and serve as a dormitory principally for KU football players during the 1950s.

A Short Stay for Tipperary

August 16, 1946

KU formally announces that the Kappa Sigma fraternity house will cease its temporary wartime function as a women’s dormitory known as Tipperary Hall.

F.W. Bardwell

The Case of the Gallant Professor

August 17, 1878

Mathmatics and astronomy professor F. W. Bardwell dies at 46. During the Civil War Bardwell, a white officer, was a member of the 3rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment.

Down, But Not Out

August 21, 1863

Confederate guerrilla leader William Clarke Quantrill perpetrates his infamous Civil War raid on Lawrence, virtually destroying the town and leaving its surviving residents without financial resources to help support the establishment of KU.

A “Stupendous Windfall”

August 24, 1894

Dr. Simeon Bishop Bell, a Wyandotte County physician and real estate speculator, offers KU $75,000 in land and money to build a new hospital and medical college in present-day Kansas City, Kansas.