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Forrest C. Allen

Radio Days

December 15, 1924

KFKU, the University’s first radio station, makes its inaugural broadcast.

Center Of Attention

December 3, 1956

Wilt Chamberlain, arguably the most dominant player in the history of basketball, makes his spectacular KU debut by scoring 52 points as the Jayhawks crush Northwestern in Allen Field House.

Field House of Dreams

March 1, 1955

Dedication of KU’s Allen Field House takes place on the night of the Jayhawks’ only home conference victory of the 1954-55 season.

The Bells Of Mt. Oread

May 27, 1951

The Memorial Carillon and Campanile, a monument to the 277 KU men and women who died in World War II, is formally dedicated atop Mount Oread.

The Great Race

April 21, 1923

At 1:00 in the afternoon, on cinders still soaked by the previous day’s rain, the first events of the inaugural Kansas Relays get underway in the newly completed Memorial Stadium.

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.

A Swell Yell

May 21, 1886

Professor Edgar Henry Summerfield Bailey first proposes the cheer that will evolve into the “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk, K.U.” yell.