Memorial Union University of Missouri Cornerstone

November 29, 1922

The cornerstone was laid for the Memorial Union Tower at the University of Missouri. It is the last gothic structure that was erected in the United States.


William H Hatch

September 11, 1833

William Henry Hatch, Missouri’s Congressman and agricultural innovator, was born. Hatch Hall at the University of Missouri in Columbia was named in his honor. 


February 9, 1839

The Geyer Act established public schools in Missouri and the University of Missouri.


1910 Mizzou Football Team

November 27, 1890

The University of Missouri played its first football game against another school—Washington University in St. Louis.


Beetle Bailey Statue University of Missouri Mort Walker

September 3, 1923

Cartoonist Mort Walker, creator of Beetle Bailey, and loyal University of Missouri Alum was born on this day. Beetle Bailey’s Camp Swampy was modeled after Missouri’s Camp Crowder where Mort Walker had been stationed.  


April 19, 1812

James S. Rollins was born on this day. Many recognize Rollins as the Father of the University of Missouri.


University of Missouri Columbia Quad Columns

March 5, 1974

Streaking was at its height and, on this day, 600 streakers claimed a world record at the University of Missouri.


Norm Stewart University of Missouri Basketball Coach

January 20, 1935

Pro basketball player and Mizzou coach Stormin’ Norman Stewart was born in Shelby County.