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.


1910 Mizzou Football Team

November 27, 1890

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


The J School in Columbia Missouri at Missouri University

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.


Portrait of a man with long beard

April 19, 1812

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


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.