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Week of 06/23 - 06/30

Ryun World Beater

June 23, 1967

Jim Ryun betters his own outdoor mile world record by two-tenths of a second with a time of 3.51:10. A few weeks later, he set yet another world record when he ran 1,500-meters in 3:33.1.

Going Nuclear

June 23, 1961

A 10-kilowatt nuclear reactor on the KU campus, supervised by chemical engineering professor Russell Mesler, becomes operational.

Three Keys To Success

June 25, 1932

Three men from Lawrence placed 1, 2, 3 in the Decathlon at the Olympic Trials. KU's Clyde Coffman (above) place 3rd, Wilson Charles from Haskell University placed 2nd, and KU great James Bausch won first. Bausch would go on to win the gold medal at the 1932 Summer Olympics.

“An Old Friend”

June 26, 1940

KU begins renovations that will transform the former official chancellor’s residence at 1345 Louisiana Street into a men’s scholarship dormitory known as Carruth Hall.

Hollow Be Thy Name

June 29, 1948

The Summer Session Kansan reports that the Sleepy Hollow women's residence hall will become the new home of the Don Henry Co-op.

Depressing Times

June 30, 1939

After leading the University through difficult times during the depression, Chancellor Lindley stepped down from the University's top position and embarked on a much-needed vacation to the Far East. He never made it home alive. He died on August 21, 1940 and was buried at sea.