April 14, 1841

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


March 11, 1907

The University of Missouri Tigers met the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team for the first time. Missouri won 34–32. They played again the very next day and Missouri won 34–12.


March 5, 1974

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


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.


November 27, 1890

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


September 14, 1908

On this date the School of Journalism was founded at the University of Missouri. It was the very first "J-school" in the world.


April 19, 1812

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


January 20, 1935

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


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.