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Today in the History of the University of Illinois

Welcome to the new "Today in the History of the University of Illinois" feature! This is an extremely experimental project to build a database of major events in the University's history, currently totaling more than 500,000. The current database below was compiled using software programs that identified all dates in the pages on this site and in its more than 70,000 pages of digitized historical material. Since all dates were 100% automatically identified, there may be errors, and many date references may refer to routine events. This is a work in progress, please contact University Archives with comments, questions, recommendations, etc. A total of 26 events are recorded for today.

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  • 1868: ...World Almanac advanced scholarly knowledge. The tradition of Mardi Gras found its start with the first float-based parade on February 24 and Memorial Day was observed for the first time on May 30. As the doors opened on one land grant institution, President Andrew Johnson signed the second Land Grant Act into law on December 25, granting to southern states the same benefits of the first act that o... (Genesis)

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  • 1863: ...ossible benefit to the industrial classes of the whole state, 'Senate Journal, 1863, p. 276; see also p. 141. See below p. 181. 'Illinois School Beports, 1886-1888, p. exa Prairie Farmer, May 30, 1863, and many other papers. ,Illinois Considers Disposition of Donation 181 whose highest interests it was specially designed to promote. This call was signed by twelve well-known leaders in the state fr... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1868: ...ompany competitive drill, Urbana May 21, Thurs . Military Day, Urbana May 22, Fri Semester examinations begun, Urbana May 25-30, M o n . - S a t . . . . . . .Semester examinations, Chicago May 30, Sat Memorial Day June 1, Mon.. . Semester examinations ended, Urbana June 1, Mon., 4:10 P.M. . . . . .University Senate Meeting, Urbana June 4, Thurs . Class Day, Chicago June 4, Thurs. Alumni Meeting, C... (Booklet - Your First Year the University (1935))
  • 1868: ...ates Feb. 16, Wednesday, 8 A.M. .Instruction begins March 2, Thursday. University Day University opened, 1868 May 5, Friday Honors Day May 26, Friday June 3, Saturday Semester examinations May 30, Tuesday, Memorial Day June 4, Sunday Baccalaureate and Commencement 1944 SUMMER TERM June 6, Tuesday June 9, Friday June 12, Monday July 4, Tuesday Aug. 5, Saturday Sept. 30, Saturday , Entrance examinat... (Booklet - Handbook of Student Housing (1943))
  • 1882: May 30 Memorial Day Convocation and Regimental Parade. Gen. William C. Carter delivered an address on Our Military Obligations. (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1884: ...May 22,1891. cisco. Cal., May 30,1892. Harvard A. A Williamsburg A. C... New York A. C, Games, Mott Haven, New York, Oct. 27,1883. Williamsburg A. C... Williamsburg A. C. Games, Brooklyn, May 30, 1884 Williamsburg A. C... Manhattan A. C. Games, New York City, Nov. 6, 1883. Highgate Harriers... Aston Lower Grounds, Birmingham, July 12. 1890. Trial against time, Springfield, Mass., Sent, 30,1892. Ma... (Illio - 1895)
  • 1891: ...mer From 7-ft circle without follow 145 ft. in. Patting Shot 47 ft. Pole Vault 11 ft. 9 in. Amateur Championship Games, Washington, D. C.,Oct. 11, Detroit A. C Berkely Oval New York City, May 30, 1891. Princeton A. C Blaekheath Harriers London, Stanford Bridge Grounds, June 25 1887. Beacon Park, Allston, July 1,1886. Harvard A. A Wadham College Games, Oxford, March 9,1888. Oxford University HolyCr... (Illio - 1895)
  • 1892: ..., Monday Sept. 16, Wednesday Sept. 17, Thursday Nov. 26, Thursday Nov. 30, Monday Dec. 21, Monday Dec. 23, Wednesday March 24, Thursday April 15, Friday April 30, Saturday May 26, Thursday May 30, Monday May 31, Tuesday June 1, Wednesday June 5, Sunday June 6, Monday June 7, Tuesday June 8, Wednesday ,UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS. FALL TERM 1892. Entrance Examinations begin. First Assembly of Students. ... (Course Catalog - 1890-1891)
  • 1892: , May 30,1892. Harvard A. A Williamsburg A. C... New York A. C, Games, Mott Haven, New York, Oct. 27,1883. Williamsburg A. C... Williamsburg A. C. Games, Brooklyn, May 30, 1884 Williamsburg A. C... Manhattan A. C.... (Illio - 1895)
  • 1893: May 30, Tuesday (Course Catalog - 1891-1892)
  • 1894: May 30, Wednesday (Course Catalog - 1892-1893)
  • 1895: May 30, Thursday (Course Catalog - 1893-1894)
  • 1895: May 30 Illinois 10, Wisconsin 4. Resignation of Professor Edward Snyder (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1897: May 30 Baseball: Illinois 3, Northwestern 5. ,LX U N I V E R S I T Y OF I L L I N O I S June 1 Western Inter-Collegiate splits up. Chicago, Illinois, and Michigan hold triangular meet (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1899: May 30, Tuesday (Course Catalog - 1897-1898)
  • 1900: May 30 Illinois wins Western Championship (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1907: May 30 General Nelson A. Miles reviewed University regiment and spoko on " T h e Military Training of the ,LXVI U N I V E R S I T Y OF I L L I N O I S Citizen Soldier." Corner-stone of new Auditorium laid. Gener... (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1912: May 30, F r i d a y . Military Day. J u n e 5, T h u r s d a y . Semester examinations ended. J u n e 7, Saturday, 12 m. Latest day for acceptance of u n d e r g r a d u a t e theses. J u n e 7, Saturday, 12 m. ... (Booklet - YMCA Student Handbook (1912))
  • 1913: May 30 Military Day. Beginning of custom of presentation of sabers and belts worn by them to cadet senior officers (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1913: May 30 Memorial Day observance; medals to win ncrs in competitive drills presented by girls (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1916: May 30 Military day and final review of Tegiments (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1940: ...Wattles accented a oosition as an and Binding Department of the Pennsylvania State College Library, State College, Pennsylvania, last January. Class of 1940 Gertrude Ackermann has selected May 30 as the day for her wedding to Louis Ogden, who is a research worker at the experimental farm o the University of Nebraska. At present Miss Ackermann is a cataloger at the wa State College Library in Ames.... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 30)
  • 1942: ... will live at 46 Elliott Street. Library, Fanchon E. Remund, teacher-librarian of the Calumet City, fflwj State T High School since September 1941, has just announced her marriage oi Mile May 30, 1942 to Lt. Hubert Blair Rouse, United States Naval Resent of the Mrs. Rouse expects to resign her position at the end of this school ear Scranto will go to the west coast. Lt. Rouse is somewhere in the P... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 32)
  • 1956: 27 May 30 June 4-12 1956 June 22-23 June 25 July 4 Aug.17-18 THE UNIVERSITY grew out of a demand of the people that higher education be available to more than a favored few. In 1862 abraham Lincoln signed the "Land... (Reference Folder - 1955)
  • 1959: ...n Jan. 5 Mar.26-Apr.1 Honors Day May 1 Examinations Mar.16 21 May 8 Semester Examinations May 27-June 5 May 28-June 6 Registration Mar.18-19 Memorial Day Holiday May 30 Spring Quarter 1959 May 30 Commencement June 13 Spring Vac. Mar.22-29 Summer Session 1959 Classes begin Mar.30 1959 Registration June 15 May 30 Memorial Day June 19 Classes begin June 16 June 8-13 June 22 Examinations Independence ... (Reference Folder - 1958)
  • 1965: 28 May 30 June 6-11 June 10 1965 June 16-20 June 20 July 4 Sept 6 Sept 6-10 lr Semest ; Ch r" B t m Va cat ion... Semest Examination s 2nd Semester Rv istration Classes "begin Spring Vacation Honors Day emorial Day... (Reference Folder - 1965)
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