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March 21, 2019

This Week in U-M History

March 18, 2019

U-M in Ann Arbor

On March 18, 1837, the Michigan Legislature voted to establish the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 18-24.

March 11, 2019

Aiding the environment

The Teach-in on the Environment, the precursor to what would become Earth Day, drew more than 13,000 people to Crisler Arena on March 11, 1970. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 11-17.

February 25, 2019

Prince at U-M

Fourteen thousand fans filled Crisler Arena on Feb. 27, 1983, to watch Prince perform. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 25-March 3.

February 18, 2019

War effort

Students worked at the Michigan League on Feb. 23, 1943, as part of a wartime project to roll bandages for soldiers wounded in World War II. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 18-24.

February 11, 2019

Valentine's Day victory

The U-M men’s basketball team scored its widest victory ever, defeating Detroit Naval Station, 67-7, on Feb. 14, 1919. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 11-17.

February 4, 2019

Burnham House

Historic Burnham House was moved on Feb. 8, 1998, from Maiden Lane to Nichols Arboretum, where it became a visitor center. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 4-10.

January 28, 2019

Big snow

A Jan. 28, 1977, blizzard crippled the university, closing buildings and canceling sporting events. Read about some of the other things that happened during the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 4 in U-M history.

January 21, 2019

Mosher-Jordan

Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall was dedicated Jan. 23-24, 1931, with a formal reception and student teas. Read about some of the other things that happened during the week of Jan. 21-27 in U-M history.

January 14, 2019

The ‘halo’ comes down

Removal of a controversial “halo” that had adorned Michigan Stadium began on Jan. 17, 2000. Read about some of the other things that happened during the week of Jan. 14-20 in U-M history.

December 17, 2018

Future Justice Marshall

Thurgood Marshall addressed Winter Commencement graduates at Hill Auditorium on Dec. 19, 1964, three years before becoming the country’s first black Supreme Court justice. Read about what else happened during the week of Dec. 17-23 in U-M history.

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