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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 21 events are recorded for today.

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  • 1924: ftn7 7 The January 25, 1924 dedication featured addresses by Dean and Professor Emeritus Eugene Davenport on "Making Headway in Scientific Agriculture", as well as its later-namesake, Herbert Mumford, Dean of the College of Agr... (New Agriculture Building / Mumford Hall)

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  • 1853: ...he meeting, and a resolution passed that that body itself would attend. The call read as follows: i The citizens of Chicago are requested to meet at the South Market Hall this evening, January 25th to take into consideration the subject of establishing an Industrial University and State Normal School, and to petition the Legislature to appropriate the Seminary Fund for that purpose. By order of th... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1854: ...utions. The physical and social development promoted by it would only increase the demand for the system of liberal education which the colleges then furnished." 17 The mass meeting of January 25 was entirely satisfactory to the friends of the cause; it was presided over by the mayor of the city and was well attended by representatives of all professions, and occupations; "Professor Turner's addre... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1854: ...ar lecturer, and he was followed by agents in every locality, who persuaded men to join the League and subscribe to its funds. One of the chief mass meetings held occurred in Chicago, January 25, 1854, under call of the Council and Mayor and of the Mechanics' Institute, and after a speech by Prof. Turner, resolutions in support of the objects of the Industrial League were adopted. Similar meetings... (Book - History of the University (Nevins))
  • 1854: ..."The Mechanics of Chicago are hereby especially and earnestly requested to unite and turn out en masse, to meet our friends of the league, at SOUTH MARKET HALL, next Wednesday evening, January 25th, at half past seven o'clock. P. Graff, Pres. J. Deer Ives Schovill E. McArthur Nobel Martin S. D. Childs Geo. P. Hansen Directors Mechanics Institute." 1 5 Some of the objections to the plan had been pr... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1858: 19 f g j Jan. 25 I g j 26 p. 257 I I , Feb. 1 293 I Royce, Feb. 4 298 I I , Feb. 5 4 1 7 " Morrill, Feb. 24, two petitions 472 I " ; Mar. 10 483 I Royce, Franklin Co., Vermont, Mar. 12 ,Petitions to Congress 35TH 445 MIS.... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1858: ...ons in motion in the agricultural and other societies in his part of the state. "Turner to Trumbull, January 4, 1858, Trumbull collection, library of congress. "Kennicott to Trumbull, January 25, 1858, Trumbull collection, library of congress; see also appendix, p. 438. i ,Illinois Plan Before Congress 99 He added that President Cary of Farmers college, Ohio, had written him that petitions were be... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1864: On January 25, 1864, while yet in the Army, he was married to Miss Tina Weedon of Woodbury, Tennessee. For a time Mrs. Smith lived in Illinois but the severity of the climate compelled her to return to her home in the s... (Dedication - Smith Music Hall)
  • 1866: ...ty, contrary to the example set by Morgan and Champaign, delayed activity on the vital question of securing the location until the latter part of January. Not until the enabling act of January 25, which gave the light to towns and counties to tax, was passed did McLean become aroused. Once ,248 History University of Illinois started she rushed through all her arrangement within a couple of weeks. ... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1866: On January 25 a circular letter was issued setting forth the conditions and asking cooperation and support of all citizens. The circular was signed by J. B. Turner, Joseph Morton, and William Brown, who had been chosen... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1867: ...le counties and cities to raise funds by taxation. This bill was passed by the senate without opposition on January 16, passed by the house on January 23, and signed by the governor on January 25. On January 11 Mr. Eastman of Chicago introduced a bill that asked for a division of the fund to establish a polytechnic school in Chicago. This bill was referred to Mr. Fuller's committee on state instit... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1867: ...at any point whatever; and any other corporation in this state may make bids and subscriptions for the purpose of securing said location at any point whatever. 1 This act was approved January 25, 1867. "Within a month the contest for the location of the University, which had narrowed to four counties, Champaign, Logan, McLean and Morgan was decided in favor of Champaign county; and on the 28th of ... (Book - 16 Years (Edmund James))
  • 1867: ...the documents published were extracts from the proceedings of the board of supervisors of Champaign county; also a letter from Supervisor Harnit of Champaign county dated Springfield, January 25, 1867, in which he openly and definitely accused certain citizens of Champaign county of saying to him that they had bought members of the legislature to secure the location of the university for less than... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1867: APPROVED, January 25,1867. Sess. L. 111., 1867, p. 122. ORGANIZATION AN ACT to provide for the organization and maintenance of the Illinois Industrial University. SECTION i f Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illino... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1887: ...awyer Lawyer Lawyer Government Clerk June 4, 1887 Lawyer Farmer Miller Nov 30, 1881 Lawyer Teacher Lawyer Civil Engineer Chemist Mrs J R Mann Mrs 0 Ellison Mrs M A Scovell Mrs B F Donnell Jan 25, 1887 Champaign. Chicago. Lloyde, Frank H McLaue, James A B S Moore, Aaron H Morava, Wensel-B S, Capt Patchin, John Pollock, James L B L Richards, Chas L B S Rudy, William D - B S Kutan, Abram R Savage, Ma... (Course Catalog - 1888-1889)
  • 1887: ...son. Davis, Nancy Jane, Mrs. M. A. Scovell, Lexington, Ky. ,LIST OF GRADUATES. 239 Deardorff, Sarah C, B.S., Mrs. B. F. Donnel, Teacher, Ashland, Kas. Estep, Ida May, died at Rantoul, January 25, 1887. Estep, Jessie, 626 Bradley St., Seattle, Washington. Larned, Mary S., Mrs. M. L. Parsons, King-man, Kas. Mahan, Jennie C, Mrs. P.W. Plank, 1421 H St., Lincoln,Neb. Page, Emma Elizabeth, B.L., with W... (Course Catalog - 1894-1895)
  • 1887: , January 25, 1887 Rantoul. Estep, Jessie Seattle, Wash. Deceased. ,178 UNIVERSITY OP ILLINOIS. Larned, Mary S., Mrs. F. A. Parsons Kingman, Kan. Mahan, Jennie C, Mrs. P. W. Plank Lincoln, Neb. Page, Emma, M. L Manvill... (Course Catalog - 1891-1892)
  • 1897: '' Jan. 25 The name of James Nicholas Brown was enrolled in the Illinois Farmers' Hall of Fame, being the second man . to receive this honor (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1919: ...apidly the lessons of cooperation. He has an enormous network of organizations of producers and of consumers, supported by credit asso9. The text of this decree is printed in The Nation, Jan. 25, 1919 International i0. the mteresting booklet by J. W. Bubnoff: "The Cooperative Movement in Rutsia", Manchester, 1917. Ca nS Ct ,People's Bank of Moscow serving is the fin ciations, wit ancial ,UIVC hear... (War Publications - WWI Compilation 1923 - Article 22)
  • 1924: ...College of Agriculture and Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station University of Illinois Read at the Dedication of the New Agricultural Building of the University of Illinois January 25, 1924 ,EDUCATION AND RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURAL PROGRESS "" TN DEDICATING this fine new building for the use of the College of Agriculture and the Agricultural Experiment Station, it seems appropriate to rai... (Dedication - New Ag Building Speech)
  • 1924: ...College of Agriculture and Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station University of Illinois Read at the Dedication of the New Agricultural Building of the University of Illinois January 25, 1924 ,E D U C A T I O N AND RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURAL PROGRESS I N D E D I C A T I N G this fine new building for the use of the College of Agriculture and the Agricultural Experiment Station, it seems app... (Booklet - Agricultural College and Experiment Station (1924))
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