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June 15, 2019

This Week in U-M History

June 10, 2019

Baseball champs

The Wolverine baseball team won its first national title, beating Texas on June 16, 1953, in the College World Series. Read about other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of June 10-23.

May 20, 2019

Start your engine!

Alumna Janet Guthrie became the first woman to race in the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 1977. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the weeks of May 20-June 9.

May 6, 2019

Alumni Hall

Alumni Memorial Hall — today’s home to the U-M Museum of Art — was dedicated May 11, 1910. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history from May 6-19.

April 29, 2019

Gould's debut

Pianist Glenn Gould made his University Musical Society debut on May 4, 1958, at the May Festival. Read about some of other the things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 29-May 5.

April 22, 2019

Diag grads

With Michigan Stadium closed for renovations, 30,000 people gathered on the Diag April 26, 2008, for Spring Commencement. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 22-28.

April 15, 2019

Origins of UM-Flint

Regents voted April 17, 1964, to expand Flint College to a four-year undergraduate institution that would become UM-Flint. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 15-21.

April 8, 2019

The Salk vaccine

With the words, “It is safe, effective and potent,” Thomas Francis Jr. announced the efficacy of the Salk polio vaccine on April 12, 1955. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 8-13.

April 1, 2019

National milestone

Carol Hutchins became the winningest softball coach in NCAA history when the Wolverines defeated Indiana on April 2, 2016. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of April 1-7.

March 25, 2019

Michigan League construction

The cornerstone of the Michigan League was set in place on March 29, 1928. Read about some of the other things that happened in U-M history during the week of March 25-31.

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.

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