University of Missouri Columbia Quad Columns

April 14, 1841

Established by the Geyer Act of 1839, The University of Missouri began accepting students on April 14, 1841.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.