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Date Event
1214-06-20

The University of Oxford receives its charter.

1348-04-07

Prague U, 1st university in central Europe, formed by Charles IV

1365-03-12

University of Vienna founded

1386-10-18

Opening of the University of Heidelberg

1409-12-02

The University of Leipzig opens.

1425-12-09

Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven

1456-10-17

The University of Greifswald is established, making it the second oldest university in northern continental Europe (also for a period the oldest in Sweden, and Prussia)

1460-04-04

University of Basle in Swizerland forms

1501-01-14

Martin Luther, age 17, enters the University of Erfurt.

1512-10-21

Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg.

1519-11-07

University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther

1527-05-30

University of Marburg (Germany) founded

1538-10-28

The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established.

1551-05-12

San Marcos University in Lima Peru, opens

1574-10-28

Prince Willem of Orange installs university

1575-02-08

University Leiden founded, and given the motto "Praesidium Libertatis"

1581-08-02

Leiden University names Snellius math professor

1582-12-15

Leidse university names Rembert Dodoens prof of botany/medicine

1587-10-31

Leiden University Library opens its doors after its founding in 1575.

1595-05-24

Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.

1602-11-08

The Bodleian Library at Oxford University is opened

1611-04-28

Establishment of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, the oldest existing university in Asia and the largest Catholic university in the world.

1614-08-23

University of Groningen opens

1636-03-26

University of Utrecht opening ceremony

1636-10-28

Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) founded

1648-04-12

University of Harderwijk Neth solemn opens

1665-10-05

The University of Kiel is founded.

1677-04-26

Emperor Leopold I forms University of Innsbruck

1678-06-25

Elena Cornaro Piscopia, a Venetian, is awarded a doctorate of philosophy - first women to receive a university doctoral decree

1683-06-06

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum.

1737-09-17

Georg-August University opens in Göttingen

1746-10-22

Princeton University (NJ) received its charter

1754-01-04

Columbia University founded, as Kings College (NYC)

1755-01-12

Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University

1755-01-25

Moscow University established on Tatiana Day.

1755-04-26

1st Russian university opens (Moscow)

1756-09-22

Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University

1766-11-10

The last Colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).

1777-05-13

University library at Vienna opens

1780-02-29

The Omicron Delta Omega fraternity was founded by Benjamin Franklin at James Madison University.

1780-04-16

The University of Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded.

1785-01-27

1st US state university chartered, Athens Georgia

1786-02-13

Abraham Baldwin selected president of University of Georgia

1786-10-20

Harvard University organizes 1st astronomical expedition in US

1787-02-28

The charter establishing the institution now known as the University of Pittsburgh is granted.

1791-12-15

1st US law school established at University of Pennsylvania

1795-02-13

1st state university in US opens, University of North Carolina

1804-02-18

1st US land-grant college, Ohio University, Athens Ohio, chartered

1808-06-01

1st US land-grant university founded-Ohio Univ, Athens, Ohio

1811-03-25

Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for his publication of the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism.

1816-11-19

Warsaw University is established.

1817-10-09

University of Gent officially opens

1819-08-06

Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.

1826-02-11

University College London founded; known until 1836 as London University

1827-03-15

University of Toronto is chartered

1829-06-10

The first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race takes place.

1829-10-01

South African College is founded in Cape Town, South Africa; later to separate into the University of Cape Town and the South African College Schools.

1834-02-03

Wake Forest University is established.

1834-11-14

William Thomson enters Glasgow University at 10 yrs 4 months

1836-12-10

Emory College (now Emory University) is chartered in Oxford, Georgia.

1837-04-19

Cheyney University forms as the Institute for Colored Youth

1837-05-03

The University of Athens is founded.

1841-06-24

Fordham University (then St John's College), opens in the Bronx

1841-10-16

Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, is chartered

1842-11-26

The University of Notre Dame is founded.

1844-01-15

University of Notre Dame receives its charter in Indiana

1844-06-22

Influential North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University.

1847-02-25

State University of Iowa is approved

1848-12-26

The Phi Delta Theta fraternity is founded at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

1849-02-04

University of Wisconsin begins in 1 room with 20 students

1850-02-28

The University of Utah opens in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1851-01-28

Northwestern University (Chicago) chartered

1851-09-15

Saint Joseph's University is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1852-10-11

The University of Sydney, Australia's oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.

1854-01-01

Lincoln University, a black college, chartered (Oxford, Penn)

1854-05-24

Lincoln University, Penn, 1st Black college in US founded by John Miller Dickey and Sarah Emlen Cresson

1854-10-12

Lincoln University founded as Ashmun Institute

1855-02-12

Michigan State University was established.

1855-06-28

The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University

1856-02-01

Auburn University is chartered as the East Alabama Male College.

1856-03-09

Sigma Alpha Epsilon is founded in the Johnston Mansion House on the University of Alabama

1856-04-10

The Theta Chi Fraternity is founded at Norwich University.

1856-08-20

Wilberforce University forms in Ohio

1857-01-24

The University of Calcutta is formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia.

1857-04-30

San Jose State University forms

1860-06-30

The 1860 Oxford evolution debate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History takes place.

1861-05-20

Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle

1861-09-17

First class for escaped slaves taught by Mary Peake at Fortress Monroe Virginia (now Hampton University).

1861-10-06

Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg

1861-11-04

University of Washington founded in Seattle

1864-11-15

1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY

1865-04-27

Cornell University (Ithaca NY) is chartered

1865-07-26

Patrick Francis Healy is 1st African American awarded PhD (from University of Leuven, Belgium)

1865-09-19

Atlanta University forms

1865-11-21

Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC

1866-01-09

Fisk University establishes

1866-11-20

Howard University founded (Washington DC)

1867-03-01

Howard University, Washington DC, chartered

1867-03-15

Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university

1867-05-01

Howard University chartered

1867-08-22

Fisk University forms, 1867

1867-09-25

Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard U in Wash DC

1867-10-22

Foundation of the National University of Colombia.

1868-03-02

University of Illinois opens

1868-03-23

University of California founded (Oakland California)

1868-06-09

1st meeting of Board of Regents, University of California

1868-10-07

Cornell University (Ithaca NY) opens

1869-03-03

University of South Carolina opens to all races

1869-05-26

Boston University is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

1869-12-10

The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.

1871-06-16

The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests, except for courses in theology.

1872-02-27

Charlotte Ray, 1st Black woman lawyer, graduated Howard University

1872-10-02

Morgan State University founded

1873-02-20

University of California gets its 1st Med School (UC/SF)

1873-09-17

19 students attend opening class at Ohio State University

1874-03-10

Purdue University (Indiana) admits its 1st student

1875-10-16

Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.

1876-02-22

Johns Hopkins University opens

1876-08-14

Prairie View State University forms

1877-03-24

University boat race between Oxford & Cambridge ends in a dead heat

1878-03-13

Oxford University defeats Cambridge University in their 1st golf match

1880-10-04

University of California founded in Los Angeles

1880-10-20

Amsterdam Free University opens

1880-11-24

Southern University forms

1882-10-14

University of the Punjab is founded in present day Pakistan.

1887-01-05

1st US school of librarianship opens at Columbia University

1887-03-07

North Carolina State University is founded by the North Carolina General Assembly.

1890-01-03

1st US college-level dairy school opens at University of Wisconsin

1890-10-13

The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

1891-05-19

Rice Institute, which became Rice University, is chartered

1891-10-01

In the U.S. state of California, Stanford University opens its doors.

1892-10-01

University of Chicago opens

1893-02-24

The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.

1893-03-10

New Mexico State University cancels its 1st graduation ceremony; its only graduand Sam Steele was robbed & killed the night before

1893-11-29

Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing Dynasty of China after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.

1894-01-27

1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11

1894-08-14

Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge demonstrates wireless telegraphy (radio) using Morse code at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford University

1894-12-25

1st midwestern football team to play on west coast, University of Chicago defeats Stanford 24-4 at Palo Alto, CA in football

1895-03-09

Stanley Cup: Montreal Victorias awarded cup, as Queens University (Kingston Ont) loses to Montreal AAA, 5-1

1895-06-20

1st female PhD (science) earned (Caroline Willard Baldwin) from an American University

1895-11-08

Wilhelm Röntgen observes X-rays for the first time during an experiment at Würzburg University, Germany

1897-03-13

San Diego State University is founded.

1897-10-21

Yerkes Observatory of University of Chicago is dedicated

1898-10-01

The Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is founded under the name k.u.k. Exportakademie.

1898-11-02

Cheerleading is started at the University of Minnesota with Johnny Campbell leading the crowd in cheering on the football team.

1899-02-24

Western Washington University is established.

1903-06-12

The Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is founded at the University of Michigan School of Music.

1903-08-17

Joe Pulitzer donated $1 million to Columbia University & begins Pulitzer Prizes

1904-01-28

1st college sports letters given to Seniors who played on University of Chicago's football team are awarded blankets with letter "C" on them

1904-10-19

Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.

1906-03-17

The Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity is founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

1906-09-17

Playing as "Sullivan," Columbia University jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's

1907-06-03

Centro Escolar University is established by Librada Avelino and Carmen de Luna in Manila, Philippines.

1907-11-07

Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.

1908-01-29

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, at Cornell University, incorporates

1908-07-25

Ajinomoto is founded. Kikunae Ikeda of the Tokyo Imperial University discovers that a key ingredient in Konbu soup stock is monosodium glutamate (MSG), and patents a process for manufacturing it.

1908-09-23

University of Alberta opens

1908-12-05

1st US football uniform numerals used (University of Pittsburgh)

1909-03-01

1st US university school of nursing established, Univ of Minn

1909-05-24

Bristol University granted Royal Charter

1909-12-04

1st CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Toronto Parkdale, 26-6

1910-03-30

Mississippi Legislature founded The University of Southern Mississippi.

1910-11-26

2nd CFL Grey Cup: University of Toronto defeats Hamilton Tigers, 16-7

1911-01-12

The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.

1911-05-15

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Indiana University, incorporates

1912-05-07

Columbia University approves plans for awarding the Pulitzer Prize in several categories The award is established by Joseph Pulitzer

1912-06-19

Tennessee University opened as Tennessee A & L State College

1912-09-25

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.

1913-01-13

Delta Sigma Theta, the world's largest Black Women's Sorority is founded at Howard University, Washington DC

1913-01-29

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, at Howard University, incorporates

1913-08-16

Tōhoku Imperial University of Japan (modern day Tōhoku University) admits its first female students.

1914-10-28

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, founded at Howard University, incorporates

1915-07-02

Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, explodes a bomb in the US Senate reception room

1915-07-03

After exploding a bomb in the US Senate reception room the previous day, Erich Muenter, an instructor in German at Cornell University, shoots JP Morgan for representing the British government in war contract negotiations

1915-09-22

Southern Methodist University (Dallas Texas) holds its 1st class

1915-09-22

Xavier University, 1st Black Catholic College in US, opens in NO LA

1916-03-15

University of Gent goes under Dutch control

1916-10-14

Sophomore tackle and guard Paul Robeson is excluded from the Rutgers football team when Washington and Lee University refused to play against a black person.

1916-10-14

The Perm State University was founded in Russia.

1917-03-17

Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.

1920-01-31

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, at Howard University, incorporates

1921-07-27

Frederick Banting and Charles Best isolate insulin at the University of Toronto

1921-12-23

Visva-Bharati University is inaugurated.

1922-06-09

First ringing of the Harkness Memorial Chime at Yale University.

1922-11-05

Demonstration for a Dutch University in Ghent

1922-11-12

The Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is founded on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1922-11-19

Demonstration for a French Language University in Ghent

1922-12-02

10th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 13-1

1922-12-22

Belgian parliament rejects Dutch university in Ghent

1923-01-28

Demonstration against a Dutch University in Ghent

1923-02-03

The Alpha Zeta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia founded at Pennsylvania State University.

1923-03-20

Belgian Senate rejects Dutch University in Ghent

1923-07-07

University of Delaware invents "junior year abroad" (at Sorbonne)

1923-07-31

Belgian Chamber discusses bilinguality at Ghent University

1923-10-17

Catholic University of Nijmegen Neth opens

1924-11-29

12th CFL Grey Cup: Queen's University defeat Toronto Balmy Beach, 11-3

1925-04-01

Hebrew University, Jerusalem dedicated [see May 9, 1925]

1925-05-09

Cornerstone for Hebrew University, Jerusalem laid

1925-09-13

1st US University for Blacks, Xavier University, opens in New Orleans

1926-06-20

Mordecai W Johnson becomes 1st black president of Howard University

1927-05-14

The University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity.

1927-09-07

The University of Minas Gerais is founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by GovernorAntônio Carlos.

1928-03-29

Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC)

1928-10-22

Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.

1929-03-17

Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid

1929-04-01

Morehouse College, Spellman College & Atlanta University affiliate

1930-05-20

University of California dedicates $1,500 to research on prevention & cure of athlete's foot

1931-06-22

RVU, Radio-Volks-University, forms

1931-10-14

1st broadcast of Dutch Radio Peoples University

1933-04-07

University Bridge, Seattle opens for traffic

1934-05-09

Bradman out for a Cricket duck against Cambridge University!

1935-11-05

Maryland Court of Appeals orders University of Maryland to admit Donald Murray, a black man

1936-07-03

Jahangir Khan kills a sparrow while cricket bowling, Cambridge University v MCC

1937-05-31

1st quadruplets to finish college (Baylor University)

1937-07-23

Isolation of pituitary hormone announced (Yale University)

1938-08-07

Nazis close theologic department of Innsbruck university

1938-08-28

Northwestern University awards honorary degree to dummy Charlie McCarthy

1938-09-29

1st archival course is offered at Columbia University in NYC

1942-01-01

Rose Bowl football match played in North Carolina due to Japanese threat - Oregon State 20, Duke University 16

1942-12-02

Nuclear-Physicist Walter Zinn initiates the world's first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction in the world's first nuclear reactor at the University of Chicago

1943-04-12

Dutch Catholic University Nijmegen closed

1943-04-13

Catholic University Nijegen closes

1943-05-09

Rotschild-Haddassh University Hospital opens

1943-05-17

The United States Army contracts with the University of Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop the ENIAC.

1943-06-05

German occupiers arrest Louvain University's chancellor

1943-10-19

Streptomycin, the first antibiotic remedy for tuberculosis, is isolated by researchers at Rutgers University.

1945-03-15

Catholic University of Nijmegen reopens

1946-11-01

Charles S Johnson becomes 1st black president of Fisk University

1948-01-18

1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria

1948-10-03

Columbia University reports discovery of uranium in Belgian Congo

1951-06-04

Mississippi Valley State University founded

1952-01-12

University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student

1952-06-21

Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.

1954-12-15

Fordham University scraps football team for financial reasons

1955-01-25

Columbia University scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years

1955-01-29

John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)

1955-08-07

Bar-Ilan University founded in Israel

1955-10-18

University of California discovers anti-proton

1956-02-03

Autherine Lucy admitted to University of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot

1956-02-06

University of Alabama suspends African-American Autherine Lucy on the grounds that it can no longer provide a safe environment for her

1961-01-11

Racial riot at University of Georgia

1962-01-18

Southern University closed due to demonstrations

1962-09-24

US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Miss

1962-09-30

James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi

1963-06-11

Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama

1963-09-19

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. is founded at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

1964-10-01

Free Speech Movement launched at University of California, Berkley

1964-10-12

WUCM TV channel 19 in University Center, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting

1965-05-30

Vivian Malone is 1st black to graduate from University of Alabama

1965-10-10

"Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440 by Norse explorer Lief Eriksson

1966-08-01

Charles Whitman wounds 31 & kills 16 at University of Texas

1966-09-15

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

1967-05-03

African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University

1968-03-19

Howard University students seize administration building

1968-04-24

Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC

1968-05-30

University church in Leipzig, German DR, blown up

1968-10-09

About 2,000 students from Queen's University Belfast tried to march to Belfast City Hall in protest against 'police brutality' on 5 October in Derry; the march was blocked by loyalists led by Ian Paisley and after the demonstration, a student civil rights group—People's Democracy—was formed

1968-10-16

The People's Democracy (PD), formed on Oct 9, organise a march of 1,300 students from the Queen's University of Belfast to the City Hall in the centre of the city, Northern Ireland

1968-11-01

University of Suriname opens

1968-11-14

Yale University announces it is going co-educational

1968-12-07

Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823 from the University of Cincinnati

1969-11-22

Isolation of single gene announced by scientists at Harvard University

1970-01-01

The University College of Zululand, formerly affiliated to the University of South Africa, attains full academic autonomy as the University of Zululand.

1970-05-28

The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

1970-06-09

Bob Dylan given honorary Doctorate of Music at Princeton University

1970-08-14

City University of NY inaugurates open admissions

1971-04-23

Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike

1973-08-26

University of Texas (Arlington) is first accredited school to offer belly dancing

1973-12-25

The ARPANET crashes when a programming bug causes all ARPANET traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University, causing the server to freeze.

1974-06-07

Padres draft Brown University shortstop Bill Almon #1

1975-06-30

University of California reports galaxy 3C123 at 8 billion light years distance

1977-07-07

12,000 police occupy university in Mexico City

1977-10-12

US Supreme Court heard arguments in "reverse discrimination" case of Allan Bakke, white student denied admission to University of California Med School

1977-10-26

Dr Clifford R Wharton Jr named chancellor of State University of New York

1977-11-02

Microbiologist Carl R. Woese and scientists from the University of Illinois announce the identification of methanogens, a form of microbial life (Archaea) dating back some 3.5 billion years

1977-11-08

Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.

1977-12-13

14 University of Evansville basketball players die in plane crash

1978-04-01

Philippine College of Commerce becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines by presidential decree

1978-10-06

Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of a US university (Chicago)

1980-08-06

University adm declares 5 Pac-10 schools ineligible for conference titles & post-season play due to transcript & curriculum abuses

1984-09-26

Dutch Queen Beatrice opens University

1985-04-04

Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal

1985-11-15

A research assistant is injured when a package from the Unabomber addressed to a University of Michigan professor explodes.

1987-01-06

Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy

1988-10-28

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gives $10 million to University of Washington library

1989-05-17

Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa

1991-09-22

California University makes Dead Sea Scrolls public

1991-11-01

Three faculty, and one staff member of the department of physics and astronomy, were killed, along with one administrator, when physics graduate student Gang Lu went on a shooting rampage at the University of Iowa.

1992-07-18

The ten victims of the La Cantuta massacre disappear from their university in Lima.

1993-08-16

The Debian distribution was first announced by Ian Murdock, then a student at Purdue University. Murdock initially called his system the "Debian Linux Release"

1995-07-05

Columbia University beats Hartferd College to be 1st US team to win the Henley Regatta

1995-07-20

The Regents of the University of California vote to end all affirmative action in the UC system by 1997.

1998-09-04

Google is founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University

1998-10-07

Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, is found tied to a fence after being savagely beaten by two young adults in Laramie, Wyoming.

1999-07-09

Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.

1999-11-18

In College Station, Texas, 12 are killed and 27 injured at Texas A&M University when a massive bonfire under construction collapses.

2000-02-07

Bahria University is established through Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan.

2000-08-24

Argon fluorohydride, the first Argon compound ever known, is discovered at the University of Helsinki by Finnish scientists.

2001-09-21

University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee

2003-03-02

The first International Symposium on Taiwan Sign Language Linguistics is held at Chung Cheng University.

2004-06-23

Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctor of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university

2007-06-29

Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

2007-09-24

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

2008-02-03

Super Bowl XLII: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 17-14 at the University of Phoenix Stadium MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB

2008-02-14

Northern Illinois University shooting: a gunman opened fire in a lecture hall of the DeKalb County, Illinois university resulting in 24 casualties; 6 fatalities (including gunman) and 18 injured.

2008-11-23

Economists at the University of Hawaii report that the state entered the recession in the previous quarter based on the drop in tourist figures and growing unemployment, with 8,800 jobs expected to be cut in 2009

2010-11-16

In University Park, Texas, the groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center takes place

2012-04-02

Oikos University, Oakland shooting kills seven people and injures 3

2012-04-12

Bodleian, Oxford University and Vatican libraries announce over 1.5 million pages of ancient texts will be made available across the internet

2012-05-14

Stanford University scientists develop prototype bionic eye

2012-09-18

World's first mother-to-daughter uterus transplant undertaken at the University of Gothenburg

2013-01-15

83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria

2013-03-28

15 students are killed and 7 are injured after a mortar strikes Damascus University

2013-07-02

16 people are killed and 200 are injured in protest clashes at Cairo University against Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

2013-08-26

25,000 applicants to the University of Liberia fail their university entrance examination

2014-02-09

Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old

2014-06-18

Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

2016-01-20

Pakistan University Attack Kills at Least 19, Official Says

2016-02-17

Peyton Manning cited in Title IX lawsuit against University of Tennessee

2016-05-29

Judge orders release of documents in Trump University suit

2016-06-03

Trump will reopen controversial Trump University after litigation ends

2016-11-19

Donald Trump Agrees to Pay $25 Million in Trump University Settlement

2017-04-01

Judge Approves $25 Million Settlement Of Trump University Lawsuit

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University - Birthdays
Date Event
1201-10-09

Robert de Sorbon, founded Sorbonne University, Paris

1417-02-21

Louis IX, Duke of Bayern (University of Ingolstadt)

1670-02-28

Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)

1727-11-01

Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov, founder of the Moscow University (d. 1797)

1795-05-19

Johns Hopkins, philanthropist, founded Johns Hopkins University

1797-06-24

John Hughes, archbishop, founded Fordham University in the Bronx

1804-03-08

Alvan Clark, Ashfield Massachusetts, American Astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, Old University of Chicago, the largest telescope in the world at the time

1807-01-11

Ezra Cornell, founder (Western Union Telegraph, Cornell University)

1807-07-01

Thomas Green Clemson, mining engineer, endowed Clemson University

1838-05-31

Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Wife at University)

1840-01-21

Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, Hastings, English Physician and feminist who was one of the first female medical students at a British university

1851-01-19

David Starr Jordan, NY, biologist/university pres (Leland Stanford)

1857-10-30

John H Aberson, 1st chancellor (Dutch Agricultural University)

1861-12-25

Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, Indian founder of Banaras Hindu University (d. 1946)

1862-04-02

Nicholas Murray Butler, US, Columbia University pres/pacifist (Nobel 1931)

1875-04-13

Ray Lyman Wilbur, U.S. university president and politician (d. 1949)

1882-11-20

Andy Coakley, baseball player and long-time coach at Columbia University (d. 1963)

1883-03-05

Marius Barbeau, University Museum of Pennsylvania

1895-08-01

Benjamin E Mays, SC, black educator (Morehouse, Howard University)

1900-03-06

John Henry Pyle Pafford, librarian (University of London)

1901-06-22

Willem Jacobus du Plooy Erlank (Eitemal), Wolmaransstad, Transvaal, poet and professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Stellenbosch

1902-06-07

Herman B Wells, president and chancellor of Indiana University (d. 2000)

1903-06-13

Harold "Red" Grange, Forksville Pennsylvania, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears)

1908-06-04

Earl of Halsbury, chancellor (Brunei University)

1909-05-16

Charles Wislon, principal (Glasgow University)

1909-09-17

Elizabeth Wilkinson, professor German University College London

1909-11-19

Moses Josiah Madiba, Seshego, Pietersburg (now Polokwane) district, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North

1910-04-15

Lord Grey of Naunton, chancellor (Ulster University)

1911-06-05

Arthur Vick, vice chancelor (Queens University, Belfast)

1912-05-23

Samuel Curran, vice chancellor (Strathclyde University)

1913-10-02

Vivian Ridler, printer (Oxford University)

1915-07-24

Frank Thistlethwaite, vice chancellor (University of East Anglia)

1918-04-26

Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)

1920-03-11

Kenneth Dover, chancellor (St Andrews University)

1920-04-09

David Walker, Professor of Law (Glasgow University)

1920-07-27

James Munn, commissioner (British University)

1920-10-02

William Cramond, psychiatrist/vice-chancellor (Stirling University)

1921-06-16

Lord Perry of Walton, SDP/vice chancellor (Open University England)

1921-07-23

Harry Hookway, pro-chancellor (Loughborough University)

1922-06-04

John West, vice chancellor (Bradford University)

1924-12-26

Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.

1926-04-09

Graham Hills, principal (Strathclyde University, England)

1926-05-09

Alistair MacFarlane, principal (Heriot-Watt University England)

1926-05-31

Derek Birley, founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ulster

1927-04-06

David Ingram, Vice-Chancellor (University of Kent at Canterbury)

1928-06-16

Harold Hanham, vice chancellor (Lancaster University)

1929-09-24

George McNicol, principal (Aberdeen University)

1929-10-05

Autherine Lucy, Shiloh, Alabama, 1st black to enroll in University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa

1930-05-11

M J Hamlin, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Dundee University)

1930-05-21

David Smith, principal/vice chancellor (Edinburgh University)

1930-05-31

William Taylor, British Chairman of Convocation (London University)

1930-06-05

Robert Buchanan, founder (Center for History of Tech Bath University)

1931-04-05

Denis Lawton, director (London University Institute of Educ)

1931-06-13

Irvin D. Yalom, psychotherapist, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University

1931-06-20

Richard Southwood, zoologist/chancellor (Oxford University)

1931-08-01

Monty Losowsky, prof of medicine (St James University England)

1932-08-11

Peter Eisenman, Peter Eisenman: University of Phoenix Stadium for the Arizona Cardinals

1933-04-09

Richard Rose, Professor of Public Policy (Strathclyde University)

1934-09-25

Struther Arnott, professor (St Andrew University)

1935-03-13

Don Nute, Connellsville Penn (Denver University), actor

1935-06-03

Raoul Franklin, chancellor (City University London)

1936-04-05

John Albert, professor (Master of University College Oxford)

1936-06-03

Harry Pitt, vice chancellor (Reading University)

1938-11-26

Elizabeth E Bailey, university dean (Carnegie Mellon)

1939-12-10

Barry Cunliffe, English university professor

1940-05-16

Gareth Roberts, chancellor (Sheffield University)

1941-02-25

Stewart Sutherland, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)

1941-05-03

Edward "Monk" Malloy, American university president

1942-01-29

F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)

1943-02-08

Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University

1943-03-17

Helen Weinreich-Haste, University Challenge: The Story So Far

1945-07-16

Diana Warwick, leader (Association of University Teachers)

1946-02-09

M J H Sterling, Vice-Chancellor (Brunel University)

1946-06-21

Malcolm Rifkind, University Challenge: The Story So Far

1947-04-11

Michael Wright, Vice-Chancello, (Aston University)

1948-08-23

Daniel Ruettiger "Rudy", University of Notre Dame football legend

1948-10-21

Shaye Cohen, Historian and Professor at Harvard University

1956-03-09

Mark Dantonio, Michigan State University American football coach

1956-05-04

Cathy Chaney, University Heights

1956-10-25

Kevin Marxen, University Heights

1957-06-26

Ken Gerson, Splatter University

1959-05-18

Ranga Yogeshwar, Aachen University: A Look Inside

1960-04-25

Forbes Riley, Splatter University

1963-04-17

Joel Murray, Monsters University

1967-07-13

Sean Conroy, Monsters University

1973-10-04

Octavio E. Rodriguez, Monsters University

1975-04-22

Dannah Feinglass Phirman, Monsters University

1975-10-26

Michelle Anne Lipper, University

1977-02-13

Randy Moss, Rand University

1978-03-01

Donovan Patton, Monsters University

1979-10-25

Matthias Vianden, Aachen University: A Look Inside

1980-01-01

Haruka Minowa, The University of Tokyo: Special

1981-05-11

Ariel Kiley, University

1981-08-08

Kaori Iida, Kanagawa University of Fine Arts, Office of Film Research

1981-12-08

Julya, University Sluts of St. Petersburg 2

1983-02-23

Haruna Kondô, The University of Tokyo: Special

1983-11-27

Katie Edler, University Place: Friends and Lovers

1984-01-13

Andrew McNown, University Place: Friends and Lovers

1984-05-02

Samantha Jane Samuels, Monsters University

1984-08-25

Richard M. Otero, The Gentlemen's Guild Presents: Carnal Encounters at University

1985-02-26

John McKay, The University of Phoenix Online

1985-12-26

Beth Behrs, Monsters University

1987-05-13

Andy Fischer-Price, Monsters University

1987-06-19

Ashli Orion, Orgy University

1989-06-07

Jonathan Hurwitz, Monsters University

1989-10-19

John Quintana, Colorado State University of Pueblo: Legendary

1997-12-31

Samantha Sadoff, Monsters University

2001-03-10

Gage Davenport, Monsters University

University - Weddings
Date Event
2004-02-27

Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island

2004-03-03

University of Miami star defensive tackle & probable NFL draft pick Vince Wilfork (22) weds Bianca Farinas at Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

2008-06-14

Country singer Sara Evans (37) weds former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker (35) in Franklin, Tennessee

2012-08-09

"Martin" and "Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds St. John's University's basketball assistant coach Rico Hines at Oasis Oceanfront Estate in Honolulu, Hawaii

University - Deaths
Date Event
1675-11-28

Leonard Hoar, American President of Harvard University (b. 1630)

1681-07-25

Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (b. 1631)

1684-07-02

John Rogers, president of Harvard University (b. 1630)

1721-07-08

Elihu Yale, American benefactor of Yale University (b. 1649)

1737-03-16

Benjamin Wadsworth, President of Harvard University (b. 1670)

1767-01-07

Thomas Clap, 1st president of Yale University (b. 1703)

1769-06-01

Edward Holyoke, President of Harvard University (b. 1689)

1797-11-29

Samuel Langdon, American President of Harvard University (b. 1723)

1852-09-20

Philander Chase, American university founder (b. 1775)

1884-03-13

Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)

1893-06-21

Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University

1893-11-22

James Calder, 5th President of the Pennsylvania State University (b. 1826)

1900-08-28

Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Women on University), dies

1900-09-23

William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (b. 1816)

1926-01-26

John Flannagan, 2nd president of St. Ambrose University

1926-08-22

Charles William Eliot, American University president (Harvard, 1869-1909), dies at 92

1936-02-20

John Hope, president of Atlanta University, dies at 67

1947-12-07

Nicholas M. Butler, American university president, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1862)

1963-05-17

John Wilce, physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (b. 1888)

1968-01-16

Robert R "Bob" Jones, founder (Bob Jones University), dies at 84

1970-05-04

4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard

1972-12-21

Horace Mann Bond, president of Lincoln University (Pa), dies at 70

1978-02-11

James B Conant, headmaster (Harvard University), dies at 84

1983-07-03

John Fleming (Jack) Brock, scientist, physician and a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town, 78

1985-01-02

Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, dies at 76

1985-06-17

Piet De Somer, Belgian rector of University of Louvain, dies at 67

1990-08-10

Richard Haines, director (Splatter University), dies

1992-03-30

Manolis Andronikos, Greek archeologist, professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (b. 1919)

1993-03-26

Roy Riegels, University of California football player who ran wrong way, dies at 84

1994-01-06

Gerardus J Sizoo, physicist/director of Dutch Free University, dies

2003-04-30

Mark Berger, University of Kentucky professor (b. 1955)

2003-12-01

Clark Kerr, first Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley (b. 1911)

2006-11-07

Bryan Pata, American football defensive tackle (University of Miami) (murdered) (b. 1981)

2006-12-01

Bruce Trigger, Canadian archaeologist (McGill University) (b. 1937)

2007-01-02

David Perkins, Stanford University geneticist (b. 1919)

2008-03-31

Bill Keightley, "Mr. Wildcat." University of Kentucky basketball equipment manger 1962-2008 (b .1926)

2008-07-25

Randy Pausch, American professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, known for his "Last Lecture" (b. 1960)

2009-02-15

Dr. Diether H. Haenicke, university president (b. 1935)

2010-02-19

Cathy Chaney, University Heights

2010-08-28

William P. Foster, notable band director and founder of the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University

2011-02-28

Peter Gomes, Harvard University Chaplain (b. 1942)

2014-02-18

Kevin Marxen, University Heights


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