August 14, 2020

History

  1. August 10, 2020

    U-M in History — Aug. 10-31

    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.

  2. July 20, 2020

    U-M in History — July 20-Aug. 9

    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.

  3. June 30, 2020

    Theme semester launches with special programming on democracy

    This week marks the launch of the Democracy & Debate Theme Semester, an opportunity to teach and learn about free speech and the exchange of ideas, and what it means to be a member of a democratic society.

  4. June 22, 2020

    U-M in History — June 22-July 19

    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.

  5. June 8, 2020

    U-M in History — June 8-21

    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.

  6. May 26, 2020

    U-M in History — May 26-June 7

    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.

  7. May 4, 2020

    U-M in History — May 4-25

    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.

  8. April 27, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — April 27-May 3

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

  9. April 20, 2020

    This Week in U-M History — April 20-26

    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.

  10. April 19, 2020

    Two weeks in 1918: The flu pandemic and U-M

    When an unfamiliar strain of influenza reached Ann Arbor in late September 1918, it would lead to two terrible weeks as U-M dealt with the effects of a spreading pandemic that seem eerily familiar today.