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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 23 events are recorded for today.

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  • 1864: 3 On May 4, 1864, Supervisor Bailey, acting on the advice of Dr. C. A. Hunt of Urbana , proposed that the Twin Cities once again press the state to locate the forth-coming university locally by offering the new Insti... (Harvest)
  • 1968: ...ks, honoring the first 12 Presidents and First Ladies of the University, who carried the institution through its first 100 years. It was dedicated by the Mothers and Fathers Association on May 4, 1968. ftn9 9 ftnref1 1 University of Illinois Archives, Building and Statue Dedication Programs: RS 2 0 808 ftnref2 2 University of Illinois Archives, Building and Statue Dedication Programs: RS 2 0 808 f... (Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology)
  • 1968: ... Oaks, honoring the first 12 Presidents and First Ladies of the University, who carried the institution through its first 100 years. It was dedicated by the Mothers and Dads Association on May 4, 1968. 124 1973, 1974, 1975 The red brick plaza on the Illini Unions south side is home to several organizations 50 th anniversary plaques. These include the Mothers Association 1923 , Phi Eta Sigma Founde... (Gift & Memorial Descriptions)

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  • 1864: ... completed for only eight to ten thousand dollars had been expended on it up to this time. "Stated on authority of Judge J. O. Cunningham. "Beeord of the board of supervisors, I I I : 298, May 4, 1864. ,204 History University of Illinois dollars.40 The Gazette in commenting on this said it was all right for the builders to endeavor to secure the payment of this to reimburse themselves for their ou... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1864: On May 4, 1864, Supervisor Bailey offered resolutions that were adopted to the effect that Illinois having accepted the donation of congress "of 150,000 acres" it was 480,000 acres , that they ask the legislature t... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1869: May 4 The Senate voted to discontinue the teacher's certificate of qualification to teach (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1881: ...pital, and Jackson, who was a lecturer in Rush Medical College, readily assented to Earle's proposition. After several conferences and prolonged discussions, a preliminary meeting was held May 4, 1881, in the Grand Pacific Hotel, Chicago, to consider establishing a new medical school in Chicago. The time was propitious. The growth of the city had been phenomenal and many of the leading medical men... (Book - History of University of Illinois at Chicago (1921))
  • 1882: May 4 J. H . Zearing, representing the University of Illinois, won the hundred-dollar prize in the State Equal Suffrage Contost in Chicago (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1895: MAY 4. Second nine, 19; Wesleyan, 20 (Illio - 1896)
  • 1897: May 4 Baseball: Illinois 19, DePauw 0 (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1900: ... American Rules of Land Warfare very3justly remark that a hostage must be treated as a prisoner of war. He cannot therefore be put to death or subjected to other severities than those which may 4 lawfully be inflicted upon a regular military prisoner. The right to put hostages to death was frequently asserted in earlier times, but it does not appear that it had ever in practice been exercised for ... (War Publications - WWI Compilation 1923 - Article 14)
  • 1900: May 4 First Open-Air Concert by University Band on President's Porch (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1902: May 4 Bryant Bannister was elected President of the Illinois Students' Union (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1903: May 4, 1903: Mr. Olmsted had been out of town and I have been unable to get any appointment with him yet, but he returns tomorrow and I shall then go over the matter of the Green Street planning with him. Profes... (Book - 30 Year Master Plan (Tilton & O'Donnell))
  • 1903: May 4 "Twelfth N i g h t " presented by English Club (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1904: May 4 One thousand dollar gift made Y. W. C. A. by Mrs. J . S. Hall of Urbana in memory of her daughter, Grace (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1914: May 4 Campus Scoup booklet placed on sale. Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa addressed at annual I joint meeting by Dr. G. O. Smith, Director of U. S. Geological Survey (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1916: May 4 Organization of branch, of Navy League by W. M. Lewis, western field secretary of national organization. Gridiron banquet instituted by Sigma Delta Chi, journalistic fraternity, to take place of Dope Shee... (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1917: May 4, 1917. it hij and 1 rg tr al re UJL II ,T h e i 9 i 7 R ep t o n ia n THWU FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS I EDMUND JANES JAMES, Ph.D.. LL.D. President of I 'niversity COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE EUGENE DAVENPOR... (Magazine - The Reptonian (1917 Selections))
  • 1918: ...n cooperation with the State Geological Survey Division. The First Conference on Air Conditioning a nontechnical exposition sponsored by the Mechanical Engineering Department will , be held May 4 and 5. The Fourth Glass Conference sponsored by the Department of Ceramic Engineering will be held late in May. T h e Third Coal Short Course sponsored by the Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engine... (UI Foundation Series - Bulletin 2 (1936))
  • 1935: May 4, 1935. ' LKLLAN, MARY B. Contemporary Fiction in Polish. Library Journal, 61: 154-55 (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 22)
  • 1945: ...assistant in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Public Library, became branch librarian, Glen Park Branch, Gary, Indiana. on March 1, 1945. Miriam Nethery and Walter Thomas Smith, Jr., were married on May 4. They will reside in Bloomington, Indiana, while Mr. Smith completes his work for the Ph.D. degree at Indiana University. Mrs. Smith began her work at the University Library May 15. Catherine Thompson was... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 36)
  • 1969: ...in the office of The Board of Regents, and in the Architect's office: a "Governing Policy for the Regency Universities of the State of Illinois" - By-Laws of the Board of Regents in effect May 4, 1969 President's "Report to the Board of Regents" to date. "Long Range Development Plan" I. Academic Plan for S.S.U., II. Projected Enrollment at S.S.U., July 1970, by Office of Institutional Research, S.... (UIS Long Range Plan - 1970 (Sangamon State Univ))
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