The Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy opens its doors in Rolla, inviting students pursuing careers in engineering, science, and more. The institution, now known as Missouri S&T University, has twice changed its name, once in 1964 and again in 2008.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

Photo credit: The Rolla Building at Missouri S&T University. Wikimedia Commons.