January 28, 2020

This Week in U-M History

  1. January 27, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 27-Feb. 2

    On Jan. 27, 1967, U-M alumnus and Apollo 1 astronaut Edward H. White was one of three astronauts killed in a launch pad fire. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 27 and Feb. 2.

  2. January 20, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 20-26

    On Jan. 21, 1931, students staged the comedy “Rebound” at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 20-26.

  3. January 13, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — Jan. 13-19

    On Jan. 17, 1952, U-M leaders unveiled plans for a 267-acre “overflow” campus north of the Huron River. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Jan. 13-19.

  4. December 9, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Dec. 9-15

    On Dec. 10, 1971, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Stevie Wonder headlined a “Free John Now” rally at Crisler Arena in support of jailed activist John Sinclair. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Dec. 9-15.

  5. November 25, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 25-Dec. 1

    Halfback Tom Harmon became the first U-M player to win the Heisman Trophy when he won the award Nov. 27, 1940. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1.

  6. November 18, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 18-24

    On Nov. 24, 1947, students launched “Operation Haircut” to call out local barbershops that refused to serve African Americans. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 18-24.

  7. November 11, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 11-17

    Ann Arbor kindergartner Eugene Waxman debuted as Michigan Marching Band “drum minor” on Nov. 12, 1949, for a game against Indiana. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 11-17.

  8. November 4, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Nov. 4-10

    A freak snowstorm saw Athletic Director Fritz Crisler clearing the Michigan Stadium field on Nov. 4, 1966, before hosting Illinois the next day. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Nov. 4-10.

  9. October 28, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 28-Nov. 3

    Forestry Professor Burton V. Barnes got into the Halloween spirit on Oct. 28, 2004, when he gave his midterm exams some spooky flair. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3.

  10. October 21, 2019

    This Week in U-M History — Oct. 21-27

    Concrete was being poured on Oct. 23, 1964, for the Institute for Social Research’s new building. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Oct. 21-27.