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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 15 events are recorded for today.

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  • 1956: ...incoln Avenue Residence Addition Louisa Catherine Allen Hall Approval for what was originally known only as the Lincoln Avenue Residence Addition was given by the Board of Trustees on January 28, 1956 ftn1 1 and construction began on April 30, 1956, as a response to the increasing enrollment of women students at the University. With the construction of Lincoln Avenue Residence Hall LAR ten years p... (Lincoln Avenue Residence Addition / Louisa Catherine Allen Hall)
  • 1956: ...ned to hold 1,500 male students, bringing the University's total residence hall capacity to 2,294 men and 1,700 women. ftn1 1 Approval for the construction of the complex was given on January 28, 1956 and the initial design studies were conducted by University Architecture Professor Ambrose M. Richardson, with final design by Berger-Kelley and Associates of Champaign. The complex was to be built o... (Gregory Drive Residence Halls)
  • 1975: Weston - January 28, 1975 ftnref12 12 Illinois Alumni News December 1961 ftnref13 13 University Residence Hall Alumni - University Residence Halls publication ... (Peabody Drive Residence Halls)

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  • 1852: ...ting the action of the older states, which, as Massachusetts and New York had been agitating the matter for some six or eight years. He thought that this plan Illinois Weekly Journal, January 28, 1852. ,Illinois Plan for Land Grant Colleges 29 was a step in advance since it defined "more pertinently than we remember to have seen it done, what sort of education is sought for and who is to be benefi... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1856: Jan. 28, 1856, p. 72. Mr. Trumbull presented a memorial of a committee appointed by the Illinois State Educational Convention, praying a donation of land to each State in the Union for the endowment of an Industri... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1865: ... out, in part, the provision of the Act of Congress of July 2d, 1862. And the undersigned, your petitioners will ever pray, etc. MYRON C. PARSONS,; Committee, THOS. W. BAXTER, CHICAGO, Jan. 28th, 1865. ,DOCUMENT NUMBER 28 The Land Grant Colleges and the 1862 Land Grant Fund. This table is used by permission of Benjamin F. Andrews, Specialist in Land Grant College Statistics, Bureau of Education. L... (Book - History of the University (Powell))
  • 1895: January 28 Song Recital, by Miss Adeline Whitney Rowley. Assisted by Professor Walter Howe Jones (Illio - 1896)
  • 1896: ...r 29, 1895, Song Recital. By Glee and Mandolin Clubs : December 6, 1895, Concert. By Mme. FANNIE BLOOMFIELD-ZEISLER : December 9, 1895, Piano Recital. By Miss ADELINE WHITNEY ROWLEY : January 28, 1896, Song Recital. By the University Military Band : February 14, 1896, Concert. By Mr. MAX BENDIX and Mr. F. W. CARBERRY : March 3, 1896, Violin and Vocal Recital. By the Chicago Orchestra, Mr. THEODORE... (Course Catalog - 1895-1896)
  • 1907: Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Five lectures on the genera subject of Loyalty as a General Principle, by Prof. Josiah Koyce of Harvard University (Book - Early History of University (1916))
  • 1937: A daugl January 28. Florence Elizabeth Bly died in a fall from a sixth floor hotel w dw io n 'rising assist during a blackout in Muncie, Indiana, January 3, 1943. She was on leave of the Chic of absence from her position as... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 32)
  • 1942: ...iday recess begins. Jan. 4, Mon., 8:00 A.M Holiday recess ends. Jan. 15, Fri.-Jan. 23, Sat Semester examinations. Jan. 27, Wed.-Jan. 30, Sat Entrance examinations. Second Semester 1942-43 Jan. 28, Thurs., Jan. 29, Fri., Jan. 30, Sat Jan. 29, Fri.-Jan. 30, Sat Feb. 1, Mon May 31, Mon Registration of graduate students. Registration of undergraduates. Instruction begins. Seventy-second Annual Commenc... (Booklet - War Program at the UI (1942))
  • 1943: ... r sey. Public her positi August. The West Wood n .May R idianapol he Librambcr Ison I lis. Pub ary her r A daughter, Shelley, w a s b o r n to M r . a n d M r s . Ralph Esterquest on January 28, 1943. T h e father, w h o received his A.M. in 1940 is now advertising assistant in the D e p a r t m e n t of Publishing and Cooperative Services of the Chicago office of the A m e r i c a n Library Asso... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 32)
  • 1944: ... Thursday Thanksgiving Day Dec. 3, Friday Illinois Day State admitted to the Union, 1818 Dec. 22, Wednesday, 8 A.M Holiday recess begins Dec. 29, Wednesday, 8 A.M Holiday recess ends 1944 Jan. 28, Friday Feb. 5, Saturday 1944 Semester examinations SECOND SEMESTER Feb. 2, Wednesday Feb. ,5, Saturday.. Entrance examinations Feb. 11, Friday Feb. 12, Saturday.. .Registration of graduate students Feb. ... (Booklet - Handbook of Student Housing (1943))
  • 1946: ...ell, a Decatur, Illinois, Public Library. Miss Wurdell lives at 725 West Decatur, Illinois. E. MacFadden recently Department f the Montclair, New J daughter, Mary Florence, was born on January 28 to the Raymond oves. Mr. Shove. M.A 37. is head of the Order and Bindery Departis serving as Minnesota jcurrent year. chairman Bertha K. Wilson represents the Hospital Li raries Division of the Committee ... (UI Library School Alumni Newsletter - 38)
  • 1956: ...ING TU c ,T3 AT THE U P R 51 T Y OF 11.L I N0 . ,A Program h r housing students h at the University of Illinois A REPORT FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, JANUARY 28, 1956 ,To Members of the Board of Trustees: The key to future growth of the Univewity of Illinois ,i Cham igi ' ii student housing. Unless a sustained housing pn .m. is wm at ON thou an of them to live. Fo... (Booklet - Future of Student Housing (1956))
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