Category Archives: #OnThisDay

#OnThisDay: Remembering the University of Evansville Plane Crash

*Post written by Jennifer Greene, university archivist at the University Archives and Special Collections. In honor of all those that were lost in the plane crash on December 13, 1977. Our city still mourns this terrible loss of the University … Continue reading

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#OnThisDay: John F. Kennedy Assassination

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day, fifty-four years ago, then-President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in a motorcade parade in Dallas, Texas. To this day, Kennedy’s assassination has been … Continue reading

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#OnThisDay: Jonestown

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day, thirty-nine years ago, over nine hundred individuals, made up of mostly Americans, committed a mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Rapaport (2013) states, “Jonestown … Continue reading

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#OnThisDay: Martin Luther and the Reformation

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day in 1517, Martin Luther nailed Ninety-Five Theses at Schlosskirche in Wittenberg in the Holy Roman Empire, in present-day Germany (Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica, … Continue reading

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#OnThisDay: Ray Ryan Murder

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On this day in 1977, Evansville and the Mob had a violent encounter because one person: Ray Ryan. Ryan was a local oilman and had his … Continue reading

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