August 14, 2020

This Week in U-M History

  1. August 10, 2020 On Aug. 26, 1817, the University of Michigania was founded in Detroit. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of Aug. 10-31.

    Michigania founded

    On Aug. 26, 1817, the University of Michigania was founded in Detroit. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of Aug. 10-31.

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  2. July 20, 2020 On July 26, 1971, Apollo 15 carried an all-Wolverine crew when it flew to the moon with Col. David R. Scott, Maj. Alfred Worden and Col. James Irwin.

    Wolverines in space

    On July 26, 1971, Apollo 15 carried an all-Wolverine crew when it flew to the moon with Col. David R. Scott, Maj. Alfred Worden and Col. James Irwin. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of July 20-Aug. 9.

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  3. June 22, 2020 A flagpole from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition is Chicago was installed on the Diag on June 23, 1898.

    Diag flagpole

    A flagpole from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition is Chicago was installed on the Diag on June 23, 1898. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 22-July 19.

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  4. June 8, 2020 Due to rain, ground was broken for the Michigan League in a June 18, 1927, indoor ceremony. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 8-28.

    Indoor groundbreaking

    Due to rain, ground was broken for the Michigan League in a June 18, 1927, indoor ceremony. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 8-21.

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  5. May 26, 2020 On June 3, 1950, the World War II memorial eagle statue outside Michigan Stadium was dedicated. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 26-June 7.

    Memorial dedication

    On June 3, 1950, the World War II memorial eagle statue outside Michigan Stadium was dedicated. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 26-June 7.

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  6. May 4, 2020 On May 19, 1972, students dug bomb craters on campus to protest the Vietnam War. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 4-25.

    Vietnam War protest

    On May 19, 1972, students dug bomb craters on campus to protest the Vietnam War. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 4-25.

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  7. April 27, 2020 Speakers from various facets of public life have delivered commencement addresses to U-M graduates during the week of April 27-May 3 throughout the university’s history.

    Commencement speakers

    Speakers from various facets of public life have delivered commencement addresses to U-M graduates during the week of April 27-May 3 throughout the university’s history.

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  8. April 20, 2020 On April 22, 1988, Mary Fischbach became the first U-M woman to win NCAA titles in the pool with diving victories.

    Diving to victory

    On April 22, 1988, Mary Fischbach became the first U-M woman to win NCAA titles in the pool with diving victories. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 20-26.

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  9. April 13, 2020 Photo of honoring FDR

    Honoring FDR

    On April 15, 1945, army units on campus paid tribute to President Franklin D. Roosevelt following his death. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 13-19.

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  10. April 6, 2020 Massive field trials conducted by U-M led to the April 12, 1955, announcement that a polio vaccine was safe and effective.

    Polio vaccine

    Massive field trials conducted by U-M led to the April 12, 1955, announcement that a polio vaccine was safe and effective. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 6-12.

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