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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 22 events are recorded for today.

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  • 1986: ... new and creative lines of scientific investigation". ftn1 1 It was decided to locate the new facility on the site of the University's first building, Old Main University Hall, and on October 10, 1986, ftn2 2 ground was broken on the site, with the commissioning following a month later on November 13. ftn3 3 The firm of Smith, Hinchman Grylls Associates ftn4 4 designed the building with more than ... (Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology)

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  • 1861: Oct. 10 Eeturns of the election on the question of the bond issue: For, 1406; against, 894 majority for, 512.t " U r b a n a and Champaign were unanimously in favor of the measure. A considerable opposition was m... (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1865: ...made for said Agricultural College by this Board." In accordance with the above resolutions the question at issue was submitted to the voters of Champaign county at an election held on October 10, with the result that 4,601 voted for the college and 1,085 against the college; a majority, therefore, of 3,516 was in favor of bonding the county to the extent of one hundred thousand dollars, and this ... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1866: ...ial University held at Bloomington. Meeting recommended that tho state build only one university. 1866. Sept. 21 Notice published of an informal election to be held in Champaign county ou Oct. 10, by order of the board of Supervisors. The voters were to decide whether or not the county should appropriate 100,000.00 worth of Champaign county bonds " t o secure the location of the Illinois Industria... (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1868: ...l, Illinois vs. Oregon State Sept 25 - Football, Illinois vs Southern Methodist Oct. 16 - Football, Illinois v s . Indiana; Homecoming Oct. 23 - Football, Illinois v s . Duke; Chicago Day Oct. 10 - Football. Illinois v s . Purdue; Dads Day Nov. 6 - Football, Illinois vs. Michigan ,Page h WMWm - seats f i t semester repres one g ' 8 t u d t 8 a ' F i r - Women Graduate students " 1 V , -,W Total, T... (Reference Folder - 1965)
  • 1871: ...CIETIES, ETC. All students welcome. ALETHENAI. President, Mary Williamson. Young Ladies' Literary Society. Secretary, Ella Connet. Motto: "Live." Organized October 4th. 1871; chartered October 10, UNIVEBSITY COBNET BAND. 1881. . Meets in Society Hall every Friday evening. Meets Tuesday and Friday evenPresident, Etta C. Wills. ings. Fifteen instruments. Wm. B. Braucher, leader. Secretary, May Walde... (Course Catalog - 1885)
  • 1881: ...RSITY DIRECTORY. SPRING TERM, 1S82. STUDENTS' GOVERNMENT. LITERARY SOCIETIES, ETC. ALETIIENAI. Young Ladies' Literary Society. Motto : "Live." Organized, October 4th, 1871; chartered, October 10, 1881. Meets in Socity's Hall every Friday evening. President, Miss Fronia Cole. Secretary, Miss C. Langley. PHILOMATHEAN. Young Men's Literary Society. Motto : " Come up Higher." Organized March 7th, 1S6S... (Course Catalog - 1881-1882)
  • 1881: ...CTORY. SPRING TERM, 1883. STUDENTS' GOVERNMENT. EXECUTIVE. LITERARY SOCIETIES, ETC. ALETHENAI. Young Ladies' Literary Society. Motto : "Live." Organized, October 4th, 1871; chartered, October 10, 1881. Meets in Society's Hall every Friday evening. President, Lida M. Ashby. Secretary, Bertie Huff". President Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Marshal, Henry L. McCune Lewis C. Roberts Lucy T- Cla... (Course Catalog - 1882-1883)
  • 1881: ...n Building, at 4 p. m. All students welcome. President, Ella Connett. Secretary, Nellie McLean. Young Women's Literary Society. Motto: "Live." Organized October 4th, 1871; chartered October 10th, 1881. Meets every Friday evening. President, Ida Eisenmayer. Secretary, Jessica Van Harris. PHILOMATHEAN. Young Men's Literary Society. Motto: "Come Up Higher." Oiganized March 7th, 1868; chartered Octobe... (Course Catalog - 1886-1887)
  • 1896: Oct. 10 Football: Illinois 70, Knox 4 (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1898: Oct. 10 Wateheka League organized (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1909: ...UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS BULLETIN VOL. VII OCTOBER 10, 1909 NO. 6 Entered Feb. 14,1902, at Urban a. III., as second class matter, under act of Congress of July 16. 1894 PROGRAM of the Exercises at THE D E D I C A T I O N of the LABORATORY OF PHYSICS November ... (Dedication - Old Physics)
  • 1912: October 10 Approval by Board of Trustees of plan for consolidation "of College of Literature and Arts and College of Science into College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1914: October 10 President James addressed assembly of University women (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1917: ...es of lectures by faculty members were given, one consisting of four lectures on V ar V on Waste", the other, of ten lectures, on "Food and the War". Other lectures were given as follows: Oct. 10. ct V: Oct. 24. N o v . 7. Nov. 14. Nov. 21. Dec. 5. Dec. 12. J a n . 9. T Jan. 15. J a n . 16. Organization of the A r m y M a j o r E . W . McCaskey . ; M a j o r f . J . H a n l e y , C h a n u t e Fie... (War Publications - WWI Compilation 1923 - Article 16)
  • 1933: ...They will be at home in the Dean Vpartments, 427 Grove Street, East Lansing, Michigan, where Mr Towne is librarian of the Michigan State College. Ruth Larimer, '21-22, who was married October 10, 1933, to Dr. F E Vest, resigned her position as Reference Librarian of the Kansas State Library, Topeka, Kansas, February, 1934. Kate S. Kepler, B.L.S. '22, is now librarian of Northland College Library, ... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 20)
  • 1944: ...asty moving, paint -. and remodeling were done to allow the Library School Reading Room of the Library School UNIVERSITY I'ubl . i l i l nv TTLINOIS BULLETIN Numbers the a at mc J i S October 10, 1944 t I" H Mm : " S K S . IlUnoil Accep ce. for m X r i x e d e TtSSTSk or x , s r 2 - . . VQA ,University of Illinois Library School The change was made to facilitate supervision and contr 1 of f the co... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 35)
  • 1945: ...s. RADIO BROADCAST The weekly radio broadcast, "The Library Presents ," begun last February under the joint sponsorship of the University Library and the Library School, was resumed on October 10 after being off the air during the summer. The time of the broadcast, over the University of Illinois Station WILL, has been changed to 2:30 v. t. on Wednesdays. ,Alumni News Letter 11 University of Illin... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 37)
  • 1945: ...hink that the place is worth taking the trip to see." His address is Lt. J. G. Baker, 0-268346, P.W. Branch Camp, Cpd. 12, A.P.O. 960, c o PM, San Francisco, California. From Hawaii on October 10 Rose Baldwin, B.S 44, wrote Ethel Bond of her interesting experiences in the Navy. She "was lucky enough to get o v p r , M , d u t v iust before the war ended," making the trip from the States bv lir Mis... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 37)
  • 1986: ...marks delivered at Groundbreaking Ceremonies for the Arnold O. and Mabel M. Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ,n Friday, October 10, 1986, the University of Illinois officially broke ground for the Arnold O. and Mabel M. Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Scientist inventorindustrialist and U of I graduate Arnold O.... (Dedication - Beckman Institute)
  • 1986: ...ossible to get it done by December 10th I said yes, I think it will be possible to get it done by December 10th. And then he suggested the possibility of scheduling the groundbreaking October 10, 1986. I said, yes, I think it would also be a very good idea to have the groundbreaking on October 10th. The fact that we are here this morning that we have come so far is a tribute to many people. It is ... (Dedication - Beckman Institute)
  • 1986: ...mber 10th. And then he suggested the possibility of scheduling the groundbreaking October 10, 1986. I said, yes, I think it would also be a very good idea to have the groundbreaking on October 10th. The fact that we are here this morning that we have come so far is a tribute to many people. It is a tribute to the faculty and the many others who have worked so hard on this project, including our ar... (Dedication - Beckman Institute)
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