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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 9 events are recorded for today.

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  • 1896: ..."engines, boilers, pumps, condensers, indicators, gauges, scales, dynamometers, and various other devices necessary for practice in mechanical engineering". ftn8 8 A lighting strike on August 16, 1896 ftn9 9 badly burned the top story of the building and its original mansard roof. James M. White, a colleague of Ricker's from the Architecture Department, was charged with repairs and replaced the ro... (Chemical Laboratory)
  • 2004: ...North Parking Garage North Parking Garage Construction began the six-story North Parking Garage in October 2003 and it officially opened August 16, 2004. An attempt to address the dearth of available parking options in north campus, the garage features 900 faculty staff spaces, 450 24-hour student spaces, and 150 metered spaces. As of 2004, the cost ... (North Parking Garage)

Digital Library Matches
  • 1893: ... Municipal and Sanitary Engineering and Architectural Engineering were likewise created. In January, 1893, the agricultural short course was offered. The office of Registrar was created August 16th of the same year, and the appointment of W. L. Pillsbury was made. In 1894 an appropriation of 1,800 was made for a biological station at Havana and 1,200 for a summer school at the University. The firs... (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1896: ... with a "Joliet limestone trim" was used. The original mansard roof was black slate figured with red and green slate shingles. Historic Harker Hall: Oldest Major Building on Campus ,,n August 16, 1896, a fire destroyed the roof and much of the interior of the Chemical Laboratory. President Draper's report to the Board of Trustees indicates that the fire was believed to be caused by lightning. Char... (Dedication - Harker Hall)
  • 1899: ...quipment, 81, 84.128; In Preparatory School, 273. See NATURAL SCIENCE GROUP. for. See PHYSICAL TRAINING. ,,UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE REVISED COURSE OF STUDY ADOPTED AUGUST 16, 1899 Students desire instruction in agriculture with one of two definite objects in mind : 1. To secure a liberal education along agricultural lines through a course of study leading to graduation. 2. To ... (Course Catalog - 1898-1899)
  • 1927: FIELD D A Y AUGUST 16, PLACE ANNOUNCED LATER. A list of our members is printed separately on the following pages. W e believe it should include every alumnus and former student w h o s e interest in the University continues. A... (Book - Overview of University of Illinois for Chicago Alumni (1926))
  • 1931: ...e American Research Department of Tulane University, New Orleans. Mrs. Gropp has been in library work at Mackenzie College in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Wave L. Noggle, '29-'30, was married on August 16, 1931, to Miss Elizabeth Grace Conard. They are living in Champaign and Mr. X ggle is continuing his work for his A.M. degree. Ruth Rinkle, - ' S O , was married on September 3, 1931, to Ray Spaeth. They a... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 16)
  • 1939: ...rk and was especially liked and respected by those who knew her. Edna Lucy Goss, B.L.S. '02, formerly head of the Catalog Department of the Library of the University of Minnesota, died August 16, 1939. The following brief appreciation was written by her friend and former colleague, Amy Moon "She was born in Piano, Illinois and attended Morgan Park Academy and received her degree of B.L.S. in 1902 ... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 28)
  • 1939: ... the Purdue University Library for fifteen years, and at the time of her cleath was head cataloger there. The late E d n a L. Goss, B.L.S 02, cataloger at Stanford University, who died August 16, 1939 bequeathed 500 to her home town library, the Little Rock Township Public Library, P i a n o , Illinois, a c c o r d i n g to an announcement received here. Willia K. Garver, B.L.S.'03, has been made ... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 29)
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