July 13, 2020

This Week in U-M History

  1. March 16, 2020 Students picked Herbert Hoover over Franklin D. Roosevelt in a March 16, 1932, presidential poll.

    Hoover over FDR

    Students picked Herbert Hoover over Franklin D. Roosevelt in a March 16, 1932, presidential poll. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 16-22.

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  2. March 9, 2020 Photo of Horace Crane

    Medal of Science

    Physics professor Horace R. Crane received the National Medal of Science from President Ronald Reagan on March 12, 1986. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 9-13.

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  3. February 24, 2020 On Feb. 25, 1965, a record snowfall crippled the area.

    Big, bad blizzard

    On Feb. 25, 1965, a record snowfall crippled the area. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 24-March 1.

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  4. February 17, 2020 On Feb. 18, 1975, African-American students met with President Robben Fleming to demand increased black enrollment.

    Taking a stand

    On Feb. 18, 1975, African-American students met with President Robben Fleming to demand increased black enrollment. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 17-23.

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  5. February 10, 2020 On Feb. 12, 1983, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks spoke of her early days with the NAACP during a civil rights forum at U-M.

    Civil rights pioneer

    On Feb. 12, 1983, civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks spoke of her early days with the NAACP during a civil rights forum at U-M. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 10-16.

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  6. February 3, 2020 Former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald R. Ford spoke at a Feb. 9, 1983, domestic policy seminar at the Ford Presidential Library.

    Presidents on policy

    Former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald R. Ford spoke at a Feb. 9, 1983, domestic policy seminar at the Ford Presidential Library. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of Feb. 3-9.

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  7. January 27, 2020 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.

    A tragic loss

    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.

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  8. January 20, 2020 On Jan. 21, 1931, students staged the comedy "Rebound" at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

    On the ‘Rebound’

    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.

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  9. January 13, 2020 Photo of the Michigan Daily in 1952 announcing expansion of U-M to the north

    Heading north

    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.

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  10. December 9, 2019 Yoko Ono and John Lennon perform in 1971 during a "Free John Now" rally at Crisler Arena

    ‘Free John Now’

    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.

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