Norm Stewart University of Missouri Basketball Coach

January 20, 1935

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


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.


October 30, 1900

The entire University of Missouri football team resigned. They were upset because the university was requiring that players be full-time students with good grades. 


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.  


Digging for Truth

Archaeological findings shape our understanding of the past.


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.


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.


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.