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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 30 events are recorded for today.

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  • 1962: ...ile on the surrounding grounds, ftn3 3 but by the late 1920's, under Charles Platt's tenure, plans for the tower had been abandoned. ftn4 4 The dreams of a campanile were resurrected November 24, 1962, with the dedication of the Schulmerich Carillon Americana in the northeast tower of Memorial Stadium. A gift from Mr and Mrs Rollin Staley, it was played from a console in the Auditorium, and was on... (Sarah McFarland Campanile and Carillons on Campus)
  • 1962: ftn19 19 On November 24, 1962, the Schulmerich Carillon Americana was dedicated at the stadium, partially fulfilling the original plans for a carillon at the stadium. One of the five largest in the country, the carillon's console... (Memorial Stadium)
  • 1964: ...s Proceedings - July 25, 1942 ftnref7 7 Board of Trustees Proceedings - July 25, 1942 ftnref8 8 Board of Trustees Proceedings, March 12, 1965 ftnref9 9 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref10 10 http: www.state.il.us hpa ps ftnref11 11 News-Gazzette nov 10, 1991 ftnref12 12 http: www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com IL Champaign state.html http: www.nationalregisterofhistoric... (Women's Gymnasium / Freer Gym)
  • 1964: ...ority and a grant from the National Science Foundation. ftn3 3 The building was later renamed the Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory. ftn4 4 ftnref1 1 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref2 2 Onsite dedication plaque ftnref3 3 Onsite dedication plaque ftnref4 4 http: vtchl.uiuc.edu ... (Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory / Civil Engineering Building Phase IIA)
  • 1964: ...ftnref1 1 Board of Trustees Proceedings, March 12, 1965 ftnref2 2 UIUC IMPE Addition and Renovation - 2002 ftnref3 3 Onsite dedication plaque ftnref4 4 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref5 5 University Buildings Spreadsheet - Vertical File, University Archives ftnref6 6 Onsite dedication plaque ftnref7 7 University Buildings Spreadsheet - Vertical File, University Archives ftnr... (Intramural Physical Education Building / IMPE)
  • 1964: ... File, University Archives ftnref6 6 Onsite dedication plaque ftnref7 7 University Buildings Spreadsheet - Vertical File, University Archives ftnref8 8 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref9 9 UIUC IMPE Addition and Renovation - 2002 ... (Intramural Physical Education Building / IMPE)
  • 1964: ...5 15 ftnref1 1 University of Illinois Archives, Building and Statue Dedication Programs: RS 2 0 808 ftnref2 2 Courier - 3 17 68 ftnref3 3 Note that Board of Trustees Proceedings from November 24, 1964 estimate cost at 12,400,000 with 2,400,000 from State appropriation and the rest from private donation ftnref4 4 Campus Landmarks Brochure ftnref5 5 Campus Landmarks Brochure ftnref6 6 From Krannert ... (Krannert Center for the Performing Arts)
  • 1964: ...s Brochure ftnref6 6 From Krannert Student tour guide ftnref7 7 100 Years of Campus Architecture at the University of Illinois by Allen S. Weller ftnref8 8 Board of Trustees Minutes, November 24, 1964 ftnref9 9 Quote from http: www.krannertcenter.com center venues tryon.php http: www.krannertcenter.com center venues tryon.php - NOTE this changes each time the page is refreshed ftnref10 10 Universi... (Krannert Center for the Performing Arts)
  • 1964: ...en Years at the UI p87 ftnref18 18 http: www.uiuc.edu tours quad antratour nathisthiddentreasure.html ftnref19 19 Campus Landmarks Brochure ftnref20 20 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref21 21 http: www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com IL Champaign state.html http: www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com IL Champaign state.html ... (Natural History Building)
  • 1964: ...1930 as a graduate research assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering, before taking over as Department Head from 1956 to 1973. ftn5 5 ftnref1 1 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref2 2 Courier - 5 12 1963 ftnref3 3 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref4 4 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref5 5 Biographical Memoirs National Academy of ... (Nathan Newmark Civil Engineering Building)
  • 1964: ...1 1 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref2 2 Courier - 5 12 1963 ftnref3 3 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref4 4 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref5 5 Biographical Memoirs National Academy of Sciences - v.60 1991 ISBN: 0-309-07865-2 ... (Nathan Newmark Civil Engineering Building)
  • 1964: ...era character generation hardware, as of 2004, this is one of the few buildings on campus with an updated electronic calendar display. ftn5 5 ftnref1 1 Board of Trustees Proceedings, November 24, 1964 ftnref2 2 Archives Buildings Vertical File - Chapel Robert email Wednesday May 9, 2001 ftnref3 3 Board of Trustees Proceedings March 12, 1965 ftnref4 4 University Buildings Spreadsheet - Vertical Fil... (Psychology Building)

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  • 1852: ... an idea upon the world. But the trouble is, they can't help themselves. Turner to Murray, December 1, 1852, Murray manuscripts. TBeferring to the third convention held at Chicago on November 24, 1852. Turner had been appointed on a committee for this purpose by the third convention. ,lUinoi I 44 Coll 47 Here lies the ground of my calm and tranquil security about the Granville plan, and this is th... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1852: ...during the early days of January, 1853, for the express purpose of exerting its influence at short range upon the legislature of the state. An extract from the Ottawa Free Trader for November 24, 1852, indicates the immediate reasons for the convention. " I n pursuance of a resolution of the Chicago Industrial Education Convention, a similar body will meet at Springfield on the 8th of January next... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1852: ...s to their own needs and their opportunities. The first public proposal for the organization of the Illinois industrial league was made at the third industrial convention in Chicago, November 24, 1852. The author of the idea, as has been noted, was Bronson Murray of Ottawa. In a letter to Turner, dated "Ottawa, Nov. 18, 1852.'' he stated his purpose: " I have concluded to start the league at the C... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1852: ...ies for that effective aid which you alone can grant Respectfully submitted, By order of the Committee of the Convention, J. B, TURNER, Chairman. The THIRD CONVENTION was held at Chicago, Nov. 24,1852. At this convention much important business was transacted, and many interesting views suggested, and speeches thereon, made and reported. Among other things, it was resolved to organize " T H E INDU... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1852: ...s in an educational institution at Mount Morris: "We notice in the Chicago Tribune that J. A. Kennicott, President, has called the 'third Industrial Convention, to convene in Chicago, November 24th. The President very magnanimously invites all who are in favor of devoting 'the College and Seminary Funds' to the immediate creation of a free University, to attend, assuring them if sound on this poin... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1866: ...vious disposition to urge this absurd claim, that has done more to render some, though not all of the colleges obnoxious to the people of this State than all other H Prai rie Farmer, November 24, 1866. ,230 History University of Illinois causes combined. When any number of men at their own free will and accord commence any enterprise in the State however needful and good, independent of all legisl... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1892: ...egin. First Assembly of Students. Instruction begins. Thanksgiving recess. Instruction resumed. Term Examinations begin. Term ends. Sept. 12, Monday Sept. 14, Wednesday Sept. 15, Thursday Nov. 24, Thursday Nov. 28, Monday Dec. ig, Monday Dec. 2i, Wednesday ,BOARD OF TRUSTEES. The GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS Ex Officio JOSEPH W. FIFER LAFAYETTE FUNK The SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION Springfield. . ... (Course Catalog - 1890-1891)
  • 1892: ...niversity Oct. 24, University Oct. 26, University Oct. 27, University Oct. 29, University Nov. 1, University Nov. 5, University Nov. 16, University Nov, 17, University Nov. 19, University Nov. 24, University 6 12 Purdue University at Champaign Northwestern University at Champaign, 16 16 0 22 Washington University at St. Louis, 20 0 Doane College at Omaha, 6 0 Nebraska University at Lincoln, 28 12 ... (Illio - 1895)
  • 1898: Nov. 24, Thursday. Thanksgiving Recess (Course Catalog - 1896-1897)
  • 1904: Nov. 24 Adoption of Conference rule barring freshmen from athletie teams. Dee. 3' Organization of Illinois Alumni" Association in New York City. Dec. 8 Slight lire in Agricultural Building. Dee. 14 Organization o... (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1910: November 24 The corner-stone of the Georg McKinley Memorial University Presbytrian Church was laid. The chief address was given by Rev. John Balcolm Shaw of Chicago. Hon. William B . McKinley, principal donor of the ... (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1912: November 24 Electrical engineers on inspection trip to Keokuk power dam and Chicago electrical concerns (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1914: ... r UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESIDENT'S OFFICE November 24, 1914 My clear Sir: The Trustees of the University of Illinois will lay the cornerstone of the Addition to-the Commerce Build r n - on Illinois Day, Tuesday, December 3, 1914 at three ig o'clock in the aft... (Dedication - Commerce Addition Invite)
  • 1914: ...ence will be a material assistance to the cause, Which I am sure you and your colleagues have at heart Faithfully yours, Edmund J.James Ino ,UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESIDENT'S OFFICE November 24, 1914 My dear Sir: The Trustees of the University of Illinois will lay the cornerstone of the Addition to the Commerce Build Ing on Illinois Day, Tuesday, December 3, 1914 at four p ou A brief statement ab... (Dedication - Commerce Addition Invite)
  • 1916: November 24 Vesper Organ recital given by Professoi Erb (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1940: ...reet, N. W, Washington, Mr the parents of a daughter, Sylvia Margaret, born September 29 rwxt D nether was formerly Ellen Mary Wright. far aret Augur and Harold A. Mateer were married November 24. j n Leadville, Colorado. They are living at 149 Campion Road, in Leadville It sition at the Pennsylvania State ColEsther B. Weber resigned her VtJH assistant librarian and cataloger at u-. Library, State... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 34)
  • 1948: ...r in the world. There are 55 fraternities, v it 2,530 members, and 24 sororities with 995 members. UrbanaChampaign 1st Semester 194 Registration Sep 10-15 Classes begin Sep 16 T anksgiving Nov 24 vacation t 29 Jhristmas Dec 18 to vacation 19 9 Jan 3 lister exams Jan 17-25 ommer ement Feb 6 2nd . tor tration s r gin r ti 3 Day s" ams Feb Feb Apr I r May Jun un 1949 4-8 9 14 1 29 26 to 4 13 UNIVERSI... (Reference Folder - 1955)
  • 1961: ...DEDICATION OF THE SCIDLIEIM MILLOfll MlfflMM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AUDITORIUM, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1961 ,THE CARILLON AMERICANA The Carillon Americana, by Schulmerich Carillons, Inc. of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, is the crowning achievement in tower instruments. The Carillon being played in concert fo... (Dedication - Carillon)
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